HE, ZIGEUNER ... HO THERE, GYPSY! ...
by Hugo Conrat trans. Leonard Lehrman

He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein!
Spiel das Lied vom ungetreuen Mägdelein!
Lass die Saiten weinen, klagen, traurig bange,
Bis die heisse Träne netzet diese Wange!

Ho there, Gypsy! Strike resoundingly each string!
And the song of false and faithless maiden sing!
Let the strings all moan lamenting, sorrow weeping,
'Til the burning tears these cheeks so hot are steeping!

Trans. copyright © Leonard Lehrman

See also: http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/



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