Translation © by John H. Campbell

Ja, du bist mein!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
    Ja, du bist mein!
Ich will's dem blauen Himmel sagen,
Ich will's der [dunkeln]1 Nacht vertrau'n,
Ich will's als frohe Botschaft tragen
Auf Bergeshöh'n, durch Heid' und Au'n.
Die ganze Welt soll Zeuge sein:
    Ja, du bist mein!
    Und ewig mein!

    Ja, du bist mein!
In meinem Herzen sollst du leben,
Sollst haben was sein Liebstes ist,
Du sollst von Lieb' und Lust umgeben
Ganz fühlen, daß du glücklich bist.
Schließ mich in deine Arme ein!
    Ja, du bist mein!
    Und ewig mein!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Auswahl von Frauenhand. Hannover, Carl Rümpler, 1862, page 319.

1 Marschner: "dunklen"


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  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "Yes, you are mine!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 84

Yes, you are mine!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Yes, you are mine! 
I want to tell it to the blue heavens,
I want to confide in the dark night,
I want to carry it as a glad message
on rocky heights, through heath and meadows.
The whole world should be witness:
Yes, you are mine,
and forever mine.

Yes, you are mine!
In my heart, you shall live,
shall have all that your love needs,
you shall be completely surrounded
by feelings of love and happiness, shall feel that you are happy.
Enfold me in your arms!
Yes, you are mine!
And forever mine.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 96