Translation Singable translation by Franz Hermann Schneider (1860 - 1930)

The pearl and the rose
Language: English 
(He sings)
What shall I give thee, my beautiful one,
A moonwhite pearl for thy golden zone?
From a thousand fathoms of deep green sea
A diver brought this rare pearl to me!

(She sings)
Nay, nay, my lover thy rich gems keep,
For I have dived in a mightier deep.
I looked in thine eyes, and thy soul I won,
And my pearl is love, and love alone.

(He sings)
Then a rose I'll give thee, my fairest one!
Which the odorous South has breathed upon,
From the Shah's most treasured, best guarded tree
Boldly I stole it, this rose for thee.

(She sings)
Nay, the loveliest flower from east or west,
Is breathing, is blooming on my breast,
From thine I plucked it, to keep for my own,
And my rose is love, and love alone.

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Word count: 138

Perle und Rose
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
(Er singt.)
Soll ich dir schenken, Geliebte mein,
eine selt'ne Perl' für den Gürtel dein?
Aus gefahrendrohendem tiefen Meer
ein Taucher brachte die Kostbare her!

(Sie singt.)
Behalt', o Geliebter, den Schatz für dich,
in gröss're Tiefe getaucht hab' ich.
Ich sah dir ins Aug', deine Seel'ward mein,
meine Perl' ist Lieb' und Liebe allein.

(Er singt.)
Eine Rose ich schenk' dir, o Schönste du!
die des Südens Duft dir hauche zu,
Aus des Schahs Garten die schönste Zier,
kühnich ich stahl sie, die Stolze, dir!

(Sie singt.)
Ach, die schönste Blum' von Nord und Süd, 
die herrlichste Blum' im Herzen mir blüht, 
ich pflückte sie am Herzen dein,
meine Rose ist Lieb' und Liebe allein.

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Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2017-07-11
Line count: 20
Word count: 116