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Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Translations

BEWARE!

(HUT DU DICH!)

I know a maiden fair to see,
   Take care!
She  can both false and friendly be,
   Beware! Beware!
   Trust her not,
She is fooling thee!

She  has two eyes, so soft and brown,
   Take care!
She  gives a side-glance and looks down,
   Beware! Beware!
   Trust her not,
She is fooling thee!

And she has hair of a golden hue,
   Take care!
And  what she says, it is not true,
   Beware! Beware!
   Trust her not,
She is fooling thee!

She  has a bosom as white as snow,
   Take care!
She knows how much it is best to show,
   Beware! Beware!
   Trust her not,
She is fooling thee!

She  gives thee a garland woven fair,
   Take care!
It is a fool's-cap for thee to wear,
   Beware! Beware!
   Trust her not,
She is fooling thee!