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Nicht wandle, mein Licht (1869) Op.52 no.17


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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)


Nicht wandle, mein Licht

Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort außen
Im Flurbereich!
Die Füße würden dir, die zarten,
Zu naß, zu weich.
All überströmt sind die Wege,
Die Stege dir,
So überreichlich tränte dorten
Das Auge mir.

Do not wander, my love

Do not wander, my love, out there
in the fields!
The ground would be too wet
for your tender feet.
The paths and tracks
are all flooded out there,
so abundantly have my eyes
been weeping.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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