by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Die Berge sind spitz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Die Berge sind spitz
Und die Berge sind kalt,
Mein Schatz steigt zu Berge
Und ich in den Wald.

Da tröpfelt das Laub
Von Regen und Thau,
Ob die Augen da tröpfeln,
Wer sieht es genau?

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , "The mountain peaks are high", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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De bergen zijn spits
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De bergen zijn spits
En de bergen zijn koud,
Mijn schat klimt de berg op
En ik ga naar 't woud.
Daar druppelt het loof
Van regen en dauw.
Of de ogen daar drupp'len,
Wie ziet dat daar nou?

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2013 by Lau Kanen, (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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Text added to the website: 2015-08-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-08-16 11:21:57
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Word count: 39