OU blog

Personal Blogs

Dr Who?

Vergiss Mein Nicht

Visible to anyone in the world

I came across a song, Vergiss Mein Nicht, performed by the tenor Fritz Wunderlich, famous for Mozartian roles according to Wikipedia, but this is more in the tradition of singers such as Richard Tauber. I sent a link to a friend who is very into operetta style songs - it is a shared interest! - but he wanted to know what the lyrics would be in English. He couldn't find an English version and neither could I, so I had a go with the aid of Google Translate and some tidying up. I think the original and the translation stand quite well on their own as poems, which is often true of this song genre, but not of all song lyrics of course.

I took a certain liberty in line 3, because red is not mentioned in the original, but I think it works and it helps with the rhythm of the verse.

When you're so tender
Then I think, Forget me not!
And when your red lips kiss my mouth
Then I dream, Forget me not!
When you wrap your arm around me
Then I pray, Forget me not!
And when the day comes that we part
Please, Forget me not!

Permalink Add your comment
Share post

This blog might contain posts that are only visible to logged-in users, or where only logged-in users can comment. If you have an account on the system, please log in for full access.

Total visits to this blog: 1011080