by Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (1826 - 1886)
Translation Singable translation by Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan

O wende nicht den scheuen Blick
Language: German (Deutsch) 
O wende nicht den scheuen Blick
Und fleuch nicht zag und bange,
Kehr zum Balkone keck zurück
Und lausche meinem Sange.

Vergeblich Mühn, mir zu entfliehn,
Ich blase ruhig weiter,
Da werden meine Melodien
Zur wundersamen Leiter.

Auf der Akkorde Sprossen schwingt
Die Lieb' empor sich leise,
Durch Schloß und Riegel zu dir klingt
Dann wiederum die Weise:

O wende nicht den scheuen Blick
Und fleuch nicht zag und bange,
Kehr zum Balkone keck zurück
Und lausche meinem Sange.

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  • ENG English [singable] (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan) , "Young Werner"


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Young Werner
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
O do not turn thy face away!
Fly not, so shyly springing!
Back to the window lightly stray,
And listen to my singing!

In vain you try my love to fly,
I play, my song prolonging,
Its melody a ladder high,
Where all my thoughts are thronging!

Each tone, a round, to mount to thee,
Where Love is lightly swinging,
Thro' bolts and bars the melody,
To thee, to thee is bringing:

O do not turn thy face away!
Fly not, so shyly springing!
Back to the window lightly stray,
And hear, o hear my singing!

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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-05
Line count: 16
Word count: 96