by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892)
Translation Singable translation by L. Kirschbaum

Go not, happy day
Language: English 
Go not, happy day,
From the shining fields,
Go not, happy day,
Till the maiden yields.
Rosy is the West,
Rosy is the South,
Roses are her cheeks,
And a rose her mouth.

When the happy Yes
Falters from her lips,
Pass and blush the news
Over glowing ships;
Over blowing seas,
Over seas at rest,
Pass the happy news,
Blush it thro' the West;

[ Till the red man dance
By his red cedar-tree,
And the red man's babe
Leap, beyond the sea.]1

Blush from West to East,
Blush from East to West,
Till the West is East,
Blush it thro' the West.
Rosy is the West,
Rosy is the South,
Roses are her cheeks,
And a rose her mouth.

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Weil noch, Sonnenstrahl
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Weil noch, Sonnenstrahl, 
leuchte, Glanz, feldein,
weil noch Sonnenstrahl, 
bis das Mägdlein mein; 
rosig ist der West,
rosig ist der Süd, 
Rosen gleicht die Wang, 
Mündchen rosig blüht.

Wenn ihr glücklich Ja 
von der Lippe fällt, 
strahl's erglühend aus 
durch die weite Welt; 
über Sturmesflut, 
über stilles Meer,
frohe Kunde strahl 
westwärts vor dir her; 

daß die Rothaut tanzt 
dort an roter Cedern Strand. 
und ihr rotes Kind 
hüpft im fernen Land.

Glüh vom West zum Ost,
Glüh vom Ost zum West, 
wird der West zum Ost, 
glüh es durch den West. 
rosig ist der West, 
rosig ist der Süd,
Rosen gleicht die Wang,
Mündchen rosig blüht.

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Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-04
Line count: 28
Word count: 107