by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Du hast Diamanten und Perlen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Du hast Diamanten und Perlen,
Hast alles, was Menschenbegehr,
Und hast die schönsten Augen -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?

Auf deine schönen Augen
Hab ich ein ganzes Heer
Von ewigen Liedern gedichtet -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?

Mit deinen schönen Augen
Hast du mich gequält so sehr,
Und hast mich zu Grunde gerichtet -
Mein Liebchen, was willst du mehr?

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 64

You have diamonds and pearls
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 You have diamonds and pearls,
 you have everything that one can desire,
 and you have beautiful eyes - 
 my darling, what more do you wish?
 
 On the subject of your beautiful eyes
 I have composed an entire army
 of eternal songs -
 my darling, what more do you wish?
 
 With your beautiful eyes
 you have tormented me so much,
 and you have demolished me -
 my darling, what more do you wish?

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 73