Erika --- (Marschlied) (Hi-Fi)

   

Johnny Zero

Published on Jun 14, 2010

Herms Niel, 1939

Erika is the other Name for the "Flower of the Heath," known as "Heather"(Genus Erica), which is from whence the Ladies' Names come from.
A more striaghtforward translation can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erika_(song)
Or mine below.
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On the Heath bloom'd a little Blossomling, and it is called: Erika.
Warm from a hundred thousand little Beelings, that swarm 'round Erika.
For her Heart is full of Sweetness,
Tender scents stream from her blossom'd Dress.
On the Heath bloom'd a little Blossomling, and it is called: Erika.

Back homeward, lives a little blonde Maiden, and she is called: Erika.
This Maid, my true little Darling, and my Good-Luck, Erika.
When the Heather, so lily-red blooms,
Sing I, to greet her, this Song.
On the Heath bloom'd a little Blossomling, and it is called: Erika.

In my Chamber, blooms another Blossomling, and it's called: Erika.
So in the Morningtide, as in Dusk's-Light, it stares to me, Erika.
And then to me, it speaks aloud:
"Thinkst Thou also of thy little Bride?"
Back homeward, a Maiden weeps for you, and she is called Erika.