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Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen,
Wer verliebte sich nicht drein!
Sind so reizend zum Entzücken,
Daß sie jedes Herz bestricken,
Wissen doch so stolz zu blicken,
Daß sie [schaffen eitel]1 Pein!
Machen Ruh' und Wohlbefinden,
Sinnen und Erinnrung schwinden,
Wissen stets zu überwinden
Mit dem spielend süßen Schein;
Mit dem spielend süßen Scheine
Fesseln sie die Treu' alleine,
Schaffen, daß in Kummer weine,
Wer da fröhlich pflag zu sein.
Keiner, der geschaut ihr Prangen,
Ist noch ihrem Netz entgangen,
Alle Welt begehrt zu hangen
Tag und Nacht an ihrem Schein.
Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen,
Wer verliebte sich nicht drein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-3, 5-6

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Confirmed with Spanisches Liederbuch von Emanuel Geibel und Paul Heyse, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1852, pages 79-80

1 Schumann: "eitel schaffen"

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Duet 'Blauwe ogen heeft het meisje'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La fille a les yeux bleus", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "A menina tem olhos azuis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Duet 'Blauwe ogen heeft het meisje'

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Blauwe ogen heeft het meisje;
Wie zou dan verliefd niet zijn!
Prachtig zijn ze, zie ze prijken,
Ieder hart doen zij bezwijken,
Weten ook zo trots te kijken,
Dat zij louter geven pijn!
Weg zijn rust en welbehagen,
Rede, beeld van vroeger dagen;
Telkens worden wij verslagen
Door die blik, zo speels en fijn!
[Door hun speels en lieflijk stralen
Laat de trouw zich overhalen,
En met tranen moet betalen
Wie eerst vrolijk placht te zijn.]1
Niemand kan hun net ontkomen,
Die hun glans heeft waargenomen;
Iedereen blijft er van dromen
Dag en nacht bij hen te zijn.
Blauwe ogen heeft het meisje;
Wie zou niet verliefd dan zijn!

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1 Door Schumann weggelaten


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