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Breit' über mein Haupt dein schwarzes...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Breit' über mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar,
Neig' zu mir dein Angesicht,
Da strömt in die Seele so hell und klar
Mir deiner Augen Licht.

Ich will nicht droben der Sonne Pracht,
Noch der Sterne leuchtenden Kranz,
Ich will nur deiner Locken Nacht
Und deiner Blicke Glanz.

Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Spread over my head your black hair", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Sciogli sul mio capo la tua chioma nera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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