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Der er en trolddom på din læbe

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Der er en trolddom på din læbe,
Der er en afgrund i dit blik,
Der er i lyden af din stemme
En drøms ætheriske musik. 

Der er en klarhed på din pande,
Der er et mørke i dit hår,
Der er en strøm af blomsterånde
Omkring dig hvor du står og går.

Der er en skat af evig visdom
I smilehullet på din kind,
Der er en brønd, en sundhedskilde
For alle hjerter i dit sind. 

Der er en verden i dit indre
En sværmerisk, kaotisk vår,
Som jeg umulig kan forglemme,
Som jeg tilbeder og forstår.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Peter Arnold Heise.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Poul Einer Hansen) , "There is a spell on your lips", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:00:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 97

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There is a spell on your lips

Language: English after the Danish (Dansk)

There is a spell on your lips,
There is an abyss in your sight,
There is in the sound of your voice
The ethereal music of a dream.
There is a serenity on your forehead,
There is a darkness in your hair,
There is a stream of flowery breath
Around you, wherever you stand and walk.

There is a treasure of eternal wisdom
In the dimple on your cheek,
There is a well, a fountain of health
In your mind, for every heart. 

There is a world inside you,
A romantic, chaotic springtime,
That I could not possibly forget,
That I adore and understand.

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to English copyright © 2010 by Poul Einer Hansen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in Danish (Dansk) by Emil Aarestrup (1800 - 1856), "Der er en trolddom" GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Emil Hartmann, Peter Arnold Heise. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-01-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 104