by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

When I think of my beloved
Language: English 
When I think of my beloved,
Ah me! think of my beloved,
When my heart is thinking of him,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

Ah me! when I parted from him,
Round my neck he hung the wampum,
As a pledge, the snow-white wampum,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

I will go with you, he whispered,
Ah me! to your native country;
Let me go with you, he whispered,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

Far away, away, I answered,
Very far away, I answered,
Ah me! is my native country,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

When I looked back to behold him,
Where we parted, to behold him,
After me he still was gazing,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

By the tree he still was standing,
By the fallen tree was standing,
That had dropped into the water,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

When I think of my beloved,
Ah me! think of my beloved,
When my heart is thinking of him,
O my sweetheart, my Algonquin!

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Otto Feller.

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Line count: 28
Word count: 167

An Algonkin
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
An Dich, Heißgeliebter, denk' ich, 
ach, an Dich, den ich geliebt;
ewig denkt mein Herz nur Deiner,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!

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Flüsternd sprachst Du: „Will Dir folgen,
weh' mir! in dein Heimatland;
lass mich folgen Dir!” so sprachst Du,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!

Und zur Antwort gab ich: „Fern ist,
ach, so fern, so fern von hier
ist mein Heimatland, Geliebter,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!”

Als ich, wo wir scheiden mussten,
rückwärts schaute, Dich zu seh'n,
schaute nach mir noch Dein Auge,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!

Standest immer noch am Baume,
an dem Baum, vom Sturm geknickt,
der hernieder hing ins Wasser,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!

An Dich, Heißgeliebter, denk' ich, 
ach, an Dich, den ich geliebt;
ewig denkt mein Herz nur Deiner,
mein Algonkin, Liebster mein!

O. Feller sets stanzas 1, 3-7

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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-17
Line count: 28
Word count: 131