by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten ist so...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Serbian (Српски) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten ist so düster!
Armes Herz, dein Leiden ist so drückend!
Was dir einzig wert, es steht vor Augen;
ewig untersagt ist Huldvereinung.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Dark forest, your shade is so gloomy", copyright ©
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nera foresta, la tua ombra", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Noire forêt, ton ombre est si obscure !
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Noire forêt, ton ombre est si obscure !
Pauvre cœur, ta peine est si oppressante !
La seule chose qui compte pour toi est devant tes yeux ;
La grâce d'une union t'est à jamais interdite.

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Text added to the website: 2012-08-20 00:00:00
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