by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER IRI
Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden,
Du er mit Hjertes første Kærlighed.
Jeg elsker Dig, som Ingen her på Jorden,
Jeg elsker Dig i Tid og Evighed!

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  • ENG English (Nils Lid Hjort) , "I love you", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je t'aime", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
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Je t'aime
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Tu es devenu l'unique pensée de mes pensées,
Tu es le premier amour de mon cœur.
Je t'aime, comme personne sur Terre,
Je t'aime en cet instant et pour l'éternité !


  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to French (Français) copyright © 2008 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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Word count: 31