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The blue‑bell

Language: English

In love she fell, 
My shy Bluebell,
With a strolling Bumble Bee;
He whispered low, 
"I love you so!
Sweet, give your heart to me!
I love but you, 
And I'll be true,
O give me your heart,
your heart, I pray!"
She bent her head,
"I will!" she said,
When lo! he flew away.

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , title 1: "De boshyacinth", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 13
Word count: 55

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De boshyacinth

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the English

Verliefd werd ze, 
mijn schuw' hyacinth
op een rommelende hommel.
Hij fluisterde zacht 
"ik hou van jou!
Schat schenk me je hartje, 
je hart aan mij
Schat schenk je hart aan mij.
Ik hou alleen van jou, blijf je trouw,
O schenk me je hart, smeek ik!"
 Ze boog haar hoofd...  
en zei "Ik wil"
En kijk! Hij vloog ver weg.

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Text added to the website: 2008-03-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
Line count: 13
Word count: 61