by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr dürft nur...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr dürft nur winken;
Paläste fallen und Städte sinken.
Wie sollte steh'n in solchem Strauß
mein Herz, von Karten das schwache Haus?

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  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You black eyes, you need only beckon", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Begli occhi scuri", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 25

Haar gitswart oë
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
Haar gitswart oë
se blote blink
laat vestings val
en stede sink.
Moet nie, voor dié
satynblink blik,
my hart, ʼn kaarte-
huis, ook swik?

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 25