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Do not keep to yourself the secret of...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Do not keep to yourself the [secret]1 of your heart, 
my friend!
Say it to me, only to me, in secret.
You who smile so gently, 
softly whisper, 
my heart will hear it,
not my ears.

The night is deep, 
the house is silent, 
the birds' nests are shrouded with sleep.
Speak to me 
through hesitating tears, 
through faltering smiles,
through sweet shame and pain, 
the secret of your heart!


Translation(s): CZE GER GER ITA

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1 Gompel: "secrets"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown CZE ENG GER by Franco Alfano, Vittorio Gnecchi Ruscone.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by František Balej (1873 - 1918) , title unknown ENG ITA GER by Josef Bohuslav Foerster.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950) , under the pseudonym Hans Effenberger, no title, from Der Gärtner, no. 24, published 1916 CZE ENG ITA by Hermann Reiter.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Behalte dein Geheimnis nicht", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 15
Word count: 70

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Non nascondere il secreto del tuo cuore

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Non nascondere il secreto del tuo cuore.
Amico mio...
Dillo a me, a me soltanto in confidenza.
Tu che sorridi sí soavemente,
Dimmelo con dolcezza.
Il mio cuore ascolterà,
Le mie orecchie non udiranno.

La notte è profonda.
La casa è silenziosa.
I nidi degli uccelli tacciono nel sonno.
Rivelami fra lacrime d'incertezza,
Tra sorrisi tremanti
Fra la pena d'una dolce menzogna
Il secreto del tuo cuore
Non nasconder il secreto del tuo cuore,
Amico mio.


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 16
Word count: 76