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

Neben mir wohnt Don Henriquez
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Neben mir wohnt Don Henriquez,
Den man auch den Schönen nennet;
Nachbarlich sind unsre Zimmer
Nur von dünner Wand getrennet.

Salamankas Damen glühen,
Wenn er durch die Straßen schreitet,
Sporenklirrend, schnurrbartkräuselnd,
Und von Hunden stets begleitet.

Doch in stiller Abendstunde
Sitzt er ganz allein daheime,
In den Händen die Gitarre,
In der Seele süße Träume.

In die Saiten greift er bebend
Und beginnt zu phantasieren, -
Ach! wie Katzenjammer quält mich
Sein Geschnarr und Quinquilieren.

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Next to me lives Don Henriquez
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Next to me lives Don Henriquez,
   He whom folk "the beauty" call;
Neighborly our rooms are parted
   Only by a single wall.

Salamanca's ladies flutter
   When he strides along the street,
Clinking spurs, mustachoes twirling,
   And with hounds about his feet.

But in quiet hours of evening
   He will sit at home apart,
His guitar between his fingers,
   And sweet dreams within his heart.

Tnen he smites the chords with passion,
   All at once begins to strum.
Ah, like squalling cats his scrapings,
   Toll-de-roll and toodle-dum!

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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: 16
Word count: 86