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

Teurer Freund, du bist verliebt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Teurer Freund, du bist verliebt,
Und dich quälen neue Schmerzen;
Dunkler wird es dir im Kopf,
Heller wird es dir im Herzen.

Teurer Freund, du bist verliebt,
Und du willst es nicht bekennen,
Und ich seh des Herzens Glut
Schon durch deine Weste brennen.

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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by A. Globy ENG FRE ; composed by Valery Gavrilin.

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Text added to the website: 2008-03-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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Cher ami, tu es amoureux
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Cher ami, tu es amoureux,
Et de nouvelles peines te tourmentent
Ta tête s'assombrit
Et ton coeur s'éclaircit.

Cher ami, tu es amoureux,
Et tu ne veux pas le reconnaître,
Et je vois les braises de ton coeur
Déjà brûler à travers ton gilet.

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Text added to the website: 2009-04-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:11
Line count: 8
Word count: 44