A young man loves a maiden

Für die Liebe!

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

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A young man loves a maiden,
Who chose another man instead;
That other loves another one
And she's the one he wed.

The maiden weds in anger
The first likely lad
That comes across her way;
The young man is ever so sad.

This is an old story,
And yet it remains forever new;
And should it happen to anyone
It will break his heart in two.