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Bin ein armes Waisenkind

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Bin ein armes Waisenkind,
 Dem seine Lieb'n gestorben sind.

 Habt Ihr ein Zeugnis, einen Schein.
 Dass man euch auch trauen mag?

 Ach nein!
 Wenn Euch mein Bitten nicht bewegt-

 Das Mitleid saure Fruchte trägt,
 Hat man im Haus erst Euresgleichen,
 Pflegt Ruh' und Frieden d'raus zu weichen
 Geh' du nur fort!

 O nehmet auf mich mildgesinnt,
 Ich will Euch lohnen, was Ihr tut
 An mir, mit meinem Herzensblut.

 Versprechen lasst sich viel mit Worten,
 Geht, pocht dort an des Nachbars Pforten!
 Geht fort!

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 22
Word count: 89

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Sono una povera orfanella

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

 Sono una povera orfanella,
 i miei cari li ho perduti.

 Hai un certificato, un documento
 che possa provare che dici il vero?

 Ahimé, no!
 Se le mie preghiere non vi commuovono -

 La compassione produce frutti amari,
 Se gente come te viene accolta in casa
 la pace e la calma non restano a lungo
 ed ora va' via!

 Oh accoglietemi benevola,
 vi ricompenserò per quanto farete
 per me, con tutto il cuore.

 Le promesse non sono che parole,
 vattene, e bussa alla casa vicina!
 Ed ora va via!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2009 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2009-09-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:22
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Word count: 94