by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Guckst du mir denn immer nach
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
 Guckst du mir denn immer nach,
 Wo du nur mich findest?
 Nimm die Äuglein [doch]1 in acht!
 Daß du nicht erblindest.

 Gucktest du nicht stets herum,
 Würdest mich nicht sehen;
 Nimm dein Hälschen doch in acht!
 Wirst es noch verdrehen.

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Confirmed with: Uhlands Werke in drei Teilen, Erster Teil. Gedichte, herausgegeben von Adalbert Silbermann, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., [no year given], pages 36-37.

1 Reger: "nur"


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Hans und Grete", copyright © 2010, (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: 42

Do you always stare at me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Do you always stare at me
 Wherever you may find me?
 [Mind]1 your eyes
 So that you do not go blind!

 If you did not always look around
 You would not see me;
 Mind your neck!
 You shall twist it yet.

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Translations of title(s):
"Duett: Hans und Grete" = "Duet: Hans and Grete"
"Hans und Grete" = "Hans and Grete"

1 Reger: "Only mind"


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Line count: 10
Word count: 43