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Wenn so lind dein Auge mir (1869) Op.52 no.8

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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)

Wenn so lind dein Auge mir

Wenn so lind dein Aug mir
Und so lieblich schauet –
Jede letzte Trübe fliehet,
Welche mich umgrauet.
Dieser Liebe schöne Glut,
Laß sie nicht verstieben!
Nimmer wird, wie ich, so true
Dich ein andrer lieben.

When you gaze at me so tenderly

When you gaze at me so tenderly
and so full of love –
all the gloom that assails me
fades away.
Oh, do not let this love’s
sweet ardour vanish!
No one will love you
as truly as I.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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