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Wenn du es wüßtest

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was träumen heißt von brennenden Küssen,
Von Wandern und Ruhen mit der Geliebten,
Aug in Auge,
Und kosend und plaudernd,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du neigtest dein Herz!

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was bangen heißt in einsamen Nächten,
Umschauert vom Sturm, da niemand tröstet
Milden Mundes die kampfmüde Seele,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du [kämst]1 zu mir.

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was leben heißt, umhaucht von der Gottheit
Weltschaffendem Atem,
Zu schweben empor, lichtgetragen,
Zu seligen [Höhen]2,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du lebtest mit mir!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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1 Strauss: "kämest"
2 Strauss: "Höhn"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "Cecília", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Caecilia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Cecily", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Cécile", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Cecilia", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31

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Cecilia

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire sognare di baci ardenti,
di andare e posare con l'amata,
occhi negli occhi,
e accarezzarsi e parlare,
se tu lo sapessi,
piegheresti il tuo cuore!

Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire tremare in notti solitarie,
scosso dalla tempesta, ove nessuno consola
con parole dolci l'anima stanca di combattere,
se lo sapessi,
verresti da me.

Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire vivere, animati dal divino soffio 
che ha creato il mondo,
per librarsi in alto, portati dalla luce,
ad altezze beate,
se tu lo sapessi,
vivresti con me!


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Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2005 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

    Amelia Maria Imbarrato. We have no current contact information for the copyright-holder.


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Text added to the website: 2005-10-17 00:00:00.

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