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

Schön war, das ich dir weihte
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Turkish (Türkçe) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Schön war, das ich dir weihte,
das goldene Geschmeide,
süß war der Laute Ton,
die ich dir auserlesen;
das Herze, das sie beide
darbrachte, wert gewesen
wär's, zu empfangen einen bessern Lohn.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2022, (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) , "Fair was my gift to you", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Era bello...", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 32

Fair was my gift to you
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fair was my gift to you
of golden jewellry;
sweet was the sound of the lute
that I chose for you.
The heart that offered them both to you
should have deserved
to receive a better reward.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 37