by Francisco de Sá de Miranda (1481? - 1558)
Translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)

Quién viese aquel día
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Quién viese aquel día,
cuando, cuando, cuando,
saliese mi vida
ya de tanto bando!
Ay! mis tristes ojos,
tan tristes, tan tristes!
vistes mil enojos,
un placer no vistes:
vistes añadida
á mi pena, pena,
y en tan luenga vida
nunca una hora buena,
si á la suerte mia
pluguiese, ay pluguiese,
que viese ora el día
en que mas no viese!

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Wann, wann erscheint der Morgen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wann, wann erscheint der Morgen,
Wann denn, wann denn, 
Der mein Leben [löset]1
Aus diesen Banden!
Ihr Augen, vom Leide 
So trübe, so trübe!
Saht nur Qual für Liebe,
Saht nicht eine Freude,
Saht nur Wunde auf Wunde,
Schmerz auf Schmerz mir geben,
Und im langen Leben
Keine frohe Stunde.
Wenn es endlich doch geschähe,
Daß ich säh' die Stunde,
Wo ich nimmer sähe!

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1 Schumann: "löst"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Melancholie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Melancholy", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mélancolie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Word count: 64