In dem Schatten meiner Locken
Shaded by my Tumbled Hair

Spanisches Liederbuch

Geibel-Heise

Shaded by my tumbled hair
My love has gone to sleep so
Shall I wake him? Oh, no!

Early every day I do my hair
And comb my tangled mane
But all in vain,
The wind just blows it everywhere.
Shade from my hair and rushing air
Have lulled my love to sleep so
Shall I wake him? Oh, no!

For then Id have to hear him moan at length
How yearning for me saps his strength,
How my brown cheek can make or break
His life. And he calls me his snake
Then drops off to sleep beside me so
Shall I wake him up? Oh, no!