Two sapphires those dear eyes of thine (Christoph Dalitz)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-11)  CPDL #57480:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2020-03-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Edition with English text. See the website given below for an edition with the original German text by Heine.

General Information

Title: Two sapphires those dear eyes of thine
Composer: Christoph Dalitz
Lyricist: Alma Strettellcreate page (translation of a German poem by Heinrich Heine)

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT

Genre: SecularLied

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2020
Description: A humorous scenical duet to be performed at social events.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Two sapphires those dear eyes of thine,
Soft as the skies above thee;
Thrice happy is the man to whom
Those dear eyes say: "I love thee."

A diamond is thy heart that gleams
With rays of purest fire;
Thrice happy is the man for whom
It glows with love's desire.

Two rubies are those lips of thine,
Unrivall'd in fresh glory;
Thrice happy is the man to whom
They whisper their love story.

Could I but meet that lucky man,
But meet that happy lover -
Meet him alone in some dark wood:
His joy would soon be over...