Translation © by Peter Palmer

Wenn ein Liebes dir der Tod
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA
Wenn ein Liebes dir der Tod
Aus deinen Augen fortgerückt,
Such es nicht im Morgenrot,
Nicht im Stern, der abends blickt.

Such es nirgends früh und spät
Als im Herzen immerfort. 
Was man so [geliebet]1 geht
Nimmermehr aus diesem Ort.

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1 Walter-Choinanus : "geliebt"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Palmer) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Se per morte cosa cara", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2008-06-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
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If by death a precious thing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
If by death a precious thing
Has been excluded from your sight,
Do not seek it in the dawn,
Or the star that heralds night.

Never seek it anywhere
Other than within your heart.
For a thing so dearly loved
From this spot will ne'er depart.

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Text added to the website: 2010-06-08 00:00:00
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