by Anna (Nuhn) Ritter (1865 - 1921)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Die Geige sang, da tanzten wir zusammen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die Geige sang, da tanzten wir zusammen.
An seiner Schulter lag mein junges Haupt
Und meine Hände bebten in den seinen,
Doch nicht in Qual! Der gold'ne Reif des Glücks
Lag drückend fast um meine Kinderstirn,
Und selig lächelnd kämpft' ich mit dem Weinen.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2011-09-17
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

Le violon chanta, alors nous dansâmes...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le violon chanta, alors nous dansâmes ensemble
Ma tête juvénile reposait sur son épaule
Et mes mains tremblaient dans les siennes,
Ce n'était pas d'angoisse ! l'anneau d'or du bonheur
Enserrait fermement mon front d'enfant,
Et avec un sourire bienheureux, je luttais contre les larmes.

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"Die Geige sang, da tanzten wir zusammen" = "Le violon chanta, alors nous dansâmes ensemble"
"Die Geige sang" = "Le violon chanta"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 45