A beautiful castle is built

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 

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A beautiful castle is built
On a mountain, high above,
There live three fair maidens,
Who gave me a taste of love.

Saterday, Jette kissed me,
And Sunday was Julia's day;
On Monday Kunigunda,
Near hugged my breath away.

On Tuesday, in the castle,
My three maidens gave a ball,
The neighboring lords and ladies,
Came riding one and all.

But I was not invited,
Which was a stupid thing to do.
The gossiping aunts and cousins,
Noticed it, and laughed at it too!