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

An deine schneeweiße Schulter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
An deine schneeweiße Schulter
Hab ich mein Haupt gelehnt,
Und heimlich kann ich behorchen,
Wonach dein Herz sich sehnt.

[Es]1 blasen die blauen Husaren,
Und reiten zum Tor herein,
Und morgen will mich verlassen
Die Herzallerliebste mein.

Und willst du mich morgen verlassen,
So bist du doch heute noch mein,
Und in deinen schönen Armen
Will [ich doppelt selig]1 sein.

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1 Glazunov: "(Horch!) Es"
2 Glazunov: "doppelt selig ich"

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Upon thy snow‑white shoulders
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Upon thy snow-white shoulders
   I lean my head at rest;
And secretly I hearken
   To the yearning of thy breast.

In thy heart hussars blue-coated
   Are riding and blowing their horn,
And my darling will surely desert me
   With the earliest streak of morn.

And if thou desert me to-morrow,
   None the less art thou mine to-day.
And within thine arms so lovely,
   Still doubly blest I stay.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
Line count: 12
Word count: 68