by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Edgar Alfred Bowring (1826 - 1911)

Du bliebest mir treu am längsten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Du bliebest mir treu am längsten,
Und hast dich für mich verwendet,
Und hast mir Trost gespendet
In meinen Nöten und Ängsten.

Du gabest mir Trank und Speise,
Und hast mir Geld geborget,
Und hast mich mit Wäsche versorget,
Und mit dem Paß für die Reise.

Mein Liebchen! daß Gott dich behüte,
Noch lange, vor Hitz und vor Kälte,
Und daß er dir nimmer vergelte
Die mir erwiesene Güte!

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 132.


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Text added to the website: 2008-03-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-12-02 20:25:54
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Word count: 69

To me thou wert faithful and steady
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
To me thou wert faithful and steady,
And madest for me supplication;
In my troubles and sad tribulation
Thy comfort was always ready.

Food and drink thou gav'st me in payment
And plenty of money didst lend me,
And also a passport didst send me, 
As well as some changes of raiment.

From heat and from coldness unpleasant
May heaven, my dear one, long guard thee,
And may it never reward the
The kindness shown me at present!

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 78