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Middle High GermanEdit

Vón den elben wirt entsén vil manic man.
Só bin ich von grózer liebe entsén
Von der besten die ie man ze friunt gewan.
Wil si aber mich darumbe vên,
Mir zunstaten stên, mac si dan rechen sich,
Unde tuo des ich si bite: si fröut sô sêre mich,
Daz min lip vor wunne muoz zergên.

Swenne ir liehten ougen sô verkêren sich
Daz si mir aldurch mîn herze sên,
swêr da enzwischen danne stêt und irret mich,
dém müeze al sîn wunne gar zergên!
Ich muoz vor ir stên unde warten der vröiden mîn
rehte alsô des tages diu kleinen vogellîn.
Wenne sol mir iemer liep geschên?

EnglishEdit

Many a man has been bewitched by the elves;
and so am I bewitched by a great love
for the best friend any man has ever had.
Yet if she wishes therefore to hate me
and be my enemy, she may avenge herself
by doing what I ask: so happy will I be,
that I must die of joy.

When her bright eyes turn
and look through my heart,
whoever stands between us and irks me—
may all his joy disappear!
I must stand before her and await my mistress,
as the little bird awaits the day.
When will I experience my love?