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Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her!
Noch wenige Stunden, dann soll ich sie schauen,
sie selber, die schönste der schönen Jungfrauen; -
du [treues]1 Herz, was pochst du so schwer!

Die Stunden sind aber ein faules Volk!
Schleppen sich behaglich träge,
schleichen gähnend ihre Wege; -
tummle dich, du faules Volk!

Tobende Eile mich treibend erfaßt!
Aber wohl niemals liebten die Horen; -
heimlich im grausamen Bunde verschworen,
spotten sie tückisch der Liebenden Hast.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schumann: "armes"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik loop naar hier, ik loop naar daar", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I'm driven here, I'm driven there", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Mi sento agitato, spinto di qua, di là!", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Mi sento agitato, spinto di qua, di là!

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

Mi sento agitato, spinto di qua, di là!
Ancora poche ore e la vedrò,
proprio lei, la più bella fra le belle fanciulle; -
Tu povero cuore, perché batti così forte!

Le ore sono davvero pigre!
Si trascinano, comode e lente,
strisciano sbadigliando per la loro via; -
affrettati, branco pigro!

Impazienza furiosa mi prende e mi agita!
Ma mai dunque hanno amato le ore; -
segretamente unite per far male complottano,
e si fanno beffe della fretta di chi ama.

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