by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Auf morgen ist Sankt Valentins Tag
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA
Auf morgen ist Sankt Valentins Tag,
Wohl an der Zeit noch früh,
Und ich 'ne Maid am Fensterschlag
Will sein eur Valentin. 
Er war bereit, tät an sein Kleid,
Tät auf die Kammertür,
Ließ ein die Maid, die als 'ne Maid 
Ging nimmermehr herfür.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 44

Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day,
All in the early morning time,
And I, a maid at the window
Will be your Valentine. 
He was ready, put on his clothes,
Opened up the chamber door,
Let in the maid, who as a maid
Nevermore departed.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 44