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Ich hab' empor gesehen und geglaubt

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

Ich hab' empor gesehen und geglaubt,
Im Fenster dort ging' auf der Sonne Glanz;
Die Brust noch drinnen, vorgelehnt das Haupt,
Ums schöne Haar schlang sich ein Veilchenkranz.
-- Gieb Acht, Signor, daß ich dich nicht verwunde.
Du trägst der Liebe Waffen auf dem Haupt.
Zwei Löckchen sind auf deinem Haupt zu sehn,
Blickst du empor, so ist's um dich geschehn.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "At the window", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Word count: 60

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At the window

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I looked up and believed
That in the window there the sun's radiance was rising;
Her breast was still inside [the room], her head was leaning forward [through the window],
About her beautiful hair was wound a wreath of violets.
-- Take care, Signor, that I do not wound you.
You wear the munitions of love upon your head.
Two little curls are visible upon your brow,
If you look up, you're done for.


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Text added to the website: 2012-07-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:00
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