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My song has put off her adornments

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

My song has put off her adornments. 
She has no pride of dress and decoration. 
Ornaments would mar our union; 
they would come between thee and me; 
their jingling would drown thy whispers.

My poet's vanity dies in shame before thy sight. 
O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. 
Only let me make my life simple and straight, 
like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music.


Translation(s): DUT 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)

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Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Frederik van Eeden (1860 - 1932) , title unknown ENG GER by Hendrik Andriessen.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:05
Line count: 9
Word count: 72

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