by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Nigel Parker

To brune Øjne jeg nylig så
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER ITA
To brune Øjne jeg nylig så
I dem mit Hjem og min Verden lå.
Der flammed' Snillet og Barnets Fred;
Jeg glemmer dem aldrig i Evighed!

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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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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE GER ITA ; composed by Maude Valérie White.

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

  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , "Two brown eyes", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Deux yeux marrons", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Zwei braune Augen ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Due occhi scuri e lucenti", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Two brown eyes
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Two brown eyes I have recently seen,
They conceal my home and my whole life,
They radiate friendship and childlike peace,
They will never be out of my thoughts.

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