Translation © by David Arkell

Wenn ich an Deiner Seite
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wenn ich an Deiner Seite
Im Abenddunkel geh',
Den Mond und sein Geleite,
Die tausend Sterne seh',

Dann möcht' ich den Mond umfangen
Und drücken an meine Brust,
Die Sterne herunter langen
In voller, sel'ger Lust!

Mit ihnen die Locken Dir schmücken!
Und schmücken die schöne Brust,
Ich möcht' Dich schmücken und drücken,
Und sterben vor Wonn' und Lust! --

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Line count: 12
Word count: 59

When I walk at your side
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When I walk at your side
In the twilight,
I see the moon escorted by
Thousands of stars,

Then I want to embrace the moon
And clasp her to my breast,
Take down the stars
In full, blissful joy!

Embellish your locks with them!
And decorate your beautiful bosom,
I want to adorn and hug you,
And die of delight and pleasure!

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Abendhimmel" = "The evening sky"
"Wenn ich an deiner Seite" = "When I at your side"
"Wenn ich an deiner Seite geh'" = "When I walk at your side"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 62