by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Ach, es sitzt mein Lieb und weint
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ach, es sitzt mein Lieb und weint
Auf dem Stein am einsamen Haus,
Weine nicht, mein Lieb, ich komme,
Und all dein Leid ist aus.

Fremde Länder hab' ich gesehn,
Fremde Mägdlein, fremdes Glück:
Doch dein Auge hat mir gezeigt
Den Weg in die Heimath zurück.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Ah, my beloved sits and weeps", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 46

Ah, my beloved sits and weeps
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ah, my beloved sits and weeps
Upon the rock by the lonely house,
Do not weep, my love, I'm coming,
And all your sorrow shall be ended.

I have seen foreign lands,
Foreign girls, foreign fortune:
But it was your eyes that showed me
The way back to my homeland.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 50