by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Nigel Parker

To brune Øjne jeg nylig så
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER ITA
To brune Øjne jeg nylig så
I dem mit Hjem og min Verden lå.
Der flammed' Snillet og Barnets Fred;
Jeg glemmer dem aldrig i Evighed!

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  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , "Two brown eyes", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Deux yeux marrons", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Zwei braune Augen ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Due occhi scuri e lucenti", copyright © 2009, (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: 4
Word count: 26

Two brown eyes
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Two brown eyes I have recently seen,
They conceal my home and my whole life,
They radiate friendship and childlike peace,
They will never be out of my thoughts.

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to English copyright © 2013 by Nigel Parker, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2013-04-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 29