by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Und wenn die Herzen auch klingen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Und wenn die Herzen auch klingen,
Die Seelen auch schluchzen und schrein,
Fahr wohl, mein Lieb - mit Singen
Soll doch geschieden sein.

Einst will ich dir ja reichen
Die Hand zum Wiedersehn
Und dir die Locken streichen
Beim großen Auferstehn.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Delayed reunion", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-09-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

Delayed reunion
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
And even if our hearts ring,
Even if our souls sob and scream,
Farewell, my love – nevertheless
With singing we shall part.
Someday I shall stretch out to you
My hand when we meet again
And I shall stroke your curls
At the great resurrection.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 46