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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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Blue eyes hath the maiden

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Blue eyes hath the maiden,
Who would not fall in love with them!

[Her eyes] are ravishing to the point of rapture
So that they ensnare every heart,
And yet they know how to gaze so proudly
That they [create pure]1 suffering!

They make peace and wellbeing,
Pondering and remembering disappear;
They always know how to conquer
With their playful sweet gleaming!

With their playful sweet gleaming
They enfetter [men] to pure faithfulness,
They cause those who were usually cheerful
To weep in sorrow.

No one who has looked upon their splendour
Has managed not to get caught in their net,
All the world yearns to hang upon
Their shining day and night.

Blue eyes hath the maiden,
Who would not fall in love with them!

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Translated titles:
"Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen" = "Blue eyes hath the maiden"
"Duett" = "Duet"

1 Schumann: "do nothing but create"


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Text added to the website: 2013-06-15 00:00:00.

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