by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Da droben auf jenem Berge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Da droben auf jenem Berge,
Da steht ein feines Schloß,
Da wohnen drei schöne Fräulein,
Von denen ich Liebe genoß.

Sonnabend küßte mich Jette,
Und Sonntag die Julia,
Und Montag die Kunigunde,
Die hat mich erdrückt beinah.

Doch Dienstag war eine Fete
Bei meinen drei Fräulein im Schloß;
Die Nachbarschafts-Herren und Damen,
Die kamen zu Wagen und Roß.

Ich aber war nicht geladen,
Und das habt ihr dumm gemacht!
Die zischelnden Muhmen und Basen,
Die merktens und haben gelacht.

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Up yonder on the mountain
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Up yonder on the mountain,
   There stands a castle tall;
There dwelt three beauteous maidens,
   And I was loved by all. 

On Saturday Hetty kissed me,
   And Sunday was Julia's day;
On Monday Kunigunda
   Nigh hugged my breath away. 

On Tuesday, in the castle,
   My maidens gave a ball.
The neighboring lords and ladies
   Came riding one and all. 

But I was not invited.
   Amazed they all appeared;
The gossiping aunts and cousins
   Remarked the fact, and sneered.

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 16
Word count: 78