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The yellow daisy

Language: English

What's his heart Sweetheart, Sweetheart!
What's his heart?
Very often I've been told
Of his yellow shining gold
But the gold's the smallest part
Of love, Sweetheart, Sweetheart!
Of a happy love, Sweetheart!
Is it true, my dear, is it true
That his heart's a rusty brown?
Nay my sweetheart do not frown,
Better know it's brown and sere,
Now than when too late, My dear, my dear
When too late, My dear!

Translation(s): DUT GER

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Submitted by Lidy van Noordenburg


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 gele margriet", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Der Sonnenhut", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-03-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
Line count: 13
Word count: 73

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Der Sonnenhut

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Was wiegt sein Herz, Liebste, Liebste!
Was wiegt sein Herz?
Man hat mir oft erzählt
Von seinem glänzenden Gold
Aber das Gold ist nur wenig wert
In der Liebe, Liebste, Liebste!

Ist es wahr, meine Liebe, ist es wahr
Das sein Herz eher rostig braun ist?
Nein meine Liebste wende dich nicht ab,
schau hin, es ist braun und vertrocknet,
schau besser jetzt als später, meine Liebste, meine Liebste
wenn es zu spät ist, meine Liebste!

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Text added to the website: 2009-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:04
Line count: 12
Word count: 76