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Du hast Diamanten und Perlen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du hast Diamanten und Perlen,
Hast alles, was Menschenbegehr,
Und hast die schönsten Augen -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?

Auf deine schönen Augen
Hab ich ein ganzes Heer
Von ewigen Liedern gedichtet -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?

Mit deinen schönen Augen
Hast du mich gequält so sehr,
Und hast mich zu Grunde gerichtet -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?


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Diamonds hast thou and pearls

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Diamonds hast thou and pearls,
And all by which men set store,
And of eyes hast thou the finest --
Darling, what wouldst thou more?
Upon [thine]1 eyes so lovely
Have I a whole army-corps
Of undying songs constructed --
Darling, what wouldst thou more?
And with [thine]1 eyes so lovely,
Hast thou tortured me very sore,
And hast [ruined]2 me altogether --
Darling, what wouldst thou more?

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1 Allitsen: "those"
2 Allitsen: "ruin'd"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 62, first published 1823-4 FRE POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus, Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Homero da Sá Barreto, Konstantin Julius Becker, Christian Bruhn, Pyotr Petrovich Bulakhov, Hans Guido, Freiherr von Bülow, Don Forsythe, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Johann Peter Gotthard, Ferdinand Gumbert, Voiczek Ivanovich Hlavác, Franz von Holstein, Gustav Hölzel, Peter Janssens, Napoleón Antoine Eugène Lubin, C. M. von Maiebier, Curt Neumann, Marlos Nobre de Almeida, V. Ossipov, Yakov F. Prigozhy, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, Louis Victor Franz Saar, Richard Sandler, Adolf Schmidt, Louis Selle, A. M. Somov, Carl Stiehl, Giorgio Stigelli, Korstiaan Stougie, Sigismund Thalberg, Th. Trendelenburg, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers. Go to the text.

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

Text added to the website: 2012-10-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:04

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Word count: 65