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Mir glänzen die Augen (1923) Op. 33

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Alte Weisen (Op. 33 )

Mir glänzen die Augen

Mir glänzen die Augen
Wie der Himmel so klar;
Heran und vorüber,
Du schlanker Husar!
Heran und vorüber
Und wieder zurück!
Vielleicht kann’s geschehen,
Du findest dein Glück!
Was weidet dein Rapp mir
Den Reseda dort ab?
Soll das nun der Dank sein
Für die Lieb, so ich gab?
Was richten deine Sporen
Mein Spinngarn zugrund?
Was hängt mir am Hage
Deine Jacke so bunt?
Troll nur dich von hinnen
Auf deinem groben Tier
Und laß meine freudigen
Sternaugen mir!

My eyes sparkle

My eyes sparkle
As bright as the sky;
Come on and come by,
You lean hussar!
Come on and come by
And back again!
Perhaps you'll find
Your happiness!
Why does your black horse
Munch my mignonettes?
Is that the thanks
For the love I gave?
Why are your spurs
Tangling my yarn?
Why does your bright tunic
Hang there on my hedge?
Clear off from there
On your crude horse,
And leave my radiant
Bright eyes alone!
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Hans Pfitzner was a German composer.

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