Johannes Brahms, ‘Schöner Augen schöne Strahlen’

Deutsche Volkslieder (Berlin, 1894)
Büsching, ‘Sammlung Deutscher Volkslieder’
Volkslieder der Wenden in der Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz (1841)
Scan of the first page of the song ‘Schöner Augen schöne Strahlen’ in the first edition
Deutsche Volkslieder (Berlin, 1894)
  1. Beautiful eyes’ beautiful radiance,
    beautiful red cheeks’ brilliance;
    beautiful red lips,
    beautiful marble cliffs
    attract my gaze.
  2. Among all those beauties
    only one ever pleased me;
    but on her account
    to enchain myself,
    that I’ll never do.
  3. I want to keep my freedom forever,
    to pass my time in pleasure,
    and during my young years
    to guard my heart fully
    against love’s pain.
Deutsche Volkslieder (Berlin, 1894)
Sechs Klavierstücke, op.118 (Berlin, 1893)

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