Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Du bist mein! Ich bin dein!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Mittelhochdeutsch 
Available translation(s): ENG
[Du bist mein! Ich bin dein!]1
Des sollst du [gewiß]2 sein.
Du bist [beschlossen]3 in meinem Herzen,
Verloren ist das Schlüsselein - 
[Du mußt immer darinnen sein!]4

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1 Cornelius, Meyer-Helmund, Rosenthal: "Ich bin dein, du bist mein,"
2 Humperdinck: "gewiß mir" ; Rosenthal "ganz gewisse"
3 Rosenthal: "verschlossen"
4 Cornelius, Meyer-Helmund: "Nun mußt du immer drinnen sein." ; Humperdinck: "Du mußt immer drinnen sein." ; Rosenthal: "Drum mußt du immer drinne sein"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Line count: 5
Word count: 27

You are mine! I am yours!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
[You are mine! I am yours!]1
Of that you may be [sure]2.
You are locked up within my heart,
The little key is lost -
[You]3 must always remain in there!

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Translations of title(s):
"Altes Minnelied" = "Old courtly love-song"
"Alter Liebesreim" = "Old love-rhyme"
"Du bist mein, ich bin dein" = "Your are mine, I am yours"
"Altdeutsches Liebeslied" = "Old German love-song"
"Dein" = "Yours"
"Ich bin dein" = "I am yours"
"Altdeutscher Liebesreim" = "Old German love-rhyme"
"Du bist mein" = "You are mine"
"Ich bin Dein, Du bist mein" = "I am yours, you are mine"
"Liebesreim" = "Love rhyme"
"Ein Wort der Liebe" = "A word of love"

1 Cornelius, Meyer-Helmund, Rosenthal: "I am yours, you are mine"
2 Rosenthal "completely sure"
3 Cornelius, Meyer-Helmund: "Now you"


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This text was added to the website: 2018-03-22
Line count: 5
Word count: 31