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Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wenn leuchtend der Mond schon
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wenn leuchtend der Mond schon
In silberner Pracht
Am Himmelszelt strahlend
Entgegen dir lacht,
Denn harrend am Ufer
Dein Liebster schon weilt,
O denke die glückliche
Stunde enteilt.

Mit Mantel und Zither
Ist er schon am Ort,
Sein Sang dir verkündet:
Dein Trauter ist dort;
O komm jetzt, o komm jetzt
Nicht immer wie heut,
Nicht immer wie heut
Ist das Boot schnell bereit.

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Word count: 64

When the shining moon already
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When the shining moon already
In silvery splendour
In the heavens beamingly
Smiles at you,
Then upon the shore
Your beloved already waits anxiously,
Oh realize that the happy
Hour is passing rapidly away.

With mantle and zither
He is already present,
His singing announces to you
That your trusted lover is there;
Oh come now, oh come now,
Not always as it is today,
Not always as it is today
Shall the boat be ready so quickly.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-05-08
Line count: 16
Word count: 78