by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Great god of love
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Great God of love, some pity show, 
on Amarillis bend thy bow. 
Do thou, we pray, her soul inspire, 
and make her feel the self-same fire, 
that wastes her lover's heart away. 


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  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ach Liebesgott", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 32

Ach Liebesgott
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Ach Liebesgott, erbarme dich
auf Amarill' den Bogen richt’.
Mach’, dass vor Lieb’ ihr wallt das Blut,
lass spüren sie dieselbe Glut,
die ihres Liebsten Herz verzehrt.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-09
Line count: 5
Word count: 27