by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr dürft nur...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr dürft nur winken;
Paläste fallen und Städte sinken.
Wie sollte steh'n in solchem Strauß
mein Herz, von Karten das schwache Haus?

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You black eyes, you need only beckon", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Begli occhi scuri", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Mimi Ezust

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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Word count: 25

You black eyes, you need only beckon
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 You black eyes, you need only beckon,
 and palaces fall and cities sink.
 How should then my heart withstand
 such strife, inside its weak house of cards?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 4
Word count: 28