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Unsere Liebe

Language: German

Diese Rose von heimlichen Küssen schwer:
Sieh, das ist unsre Liebe.
Unsre Hände reichen sie hin und her,
unsre Lippen bedecken sie mehr und mehr
mit Worten und Küssen sehnsuchtsschwer,
unsre Seelen grüßen sich hin und her -
wie über ein Meer - - wie über ein Meer - - -
Diese Rose vom Duft unsrer Seelen schwer:
sieh, das ist unsre Liebe.

Translation(s): ENG 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 (Dave Benson) (Oliver Baettig) , "Our love", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.

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Our love

Language: English

This rose heavy from secret kisses: 
See, this is our love.
Our hands pass it back and forth,
our lips cover it more and more with 
kisses and words of longing,
our souls greet each other,
as if separated by a great ocean.
This rose, heavy from the fragrance of our souls: 
See, this is our love.

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    * Translation from German to English copyright © 2004 by Dave Benson, david.benson (AT) mail.mcgill.ca and Oliver Baettig, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.