by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Andre beten zur Madonne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Andre beten zur Madonne,
Andre auch zu Paul und Peter;
Ich jedoch, ich will nur beten,
Nur zu dir, du schöne Sonne.

Gib mir Küsse, gib mir Wonne,
Sei mir gütig, sei mir gnädig,
Schönste Sonne unter den Mädchen,
Schönstes Mädchen unter der Sonne!

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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Pyotr Nikolayevich Renchitsky.

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Word count: 44

D'autres prient la Madonne
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
D'autres prient la Madonne,
D'autres prient aussi Paul et Pierre;
Cependant moi, je ne prierai
Que toi, toi joli soleil.

Donne-moi des baisers, donne-moi la volupté,
Sois gentil avec moi, sois clément pour moi,
Le plus beau soleil parmi les filles,
La plus belle fille sous le soleil.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 48