by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793)
Translation © by Beate Binnig

Ho veduto tante, e tante
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): GER
Ho veduto tante, e tante,  
sospirar per un marito,
ed appena egli è sbasito
ritrovar il successor.
Per due giorni lacrimose
fan le meste, e le ritrose,
ma passato il terzo dì
le ho sentite a dir così.
Viva chi vive,
chi è morto è morto,
dolce conforto
brama il mio cor.
No vo' star sola,
vo' maritarmi
vo' consolarmi
col caro amor.

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Ich habe so viele
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Ich habe so viele 
wegen eines Mannes seufzen sehen
und kaum ist er nicht mehr da
haben sie schon einen Nachfolger gefunden.
zwei Tage lang weinen sie,
spielen die Traurigen und die Spröden,
aber kaum ist der dritte Tag vorbei 
habe ich sie sagen hören:
Die Lebenden sollen leben
wer tot ist, ist tot,
süßen Trost
verlangt mein Herz.
Ich will nicht alleine bleiben,
ich will heiraten
ich will mich trösten
mit teurer Liebe.

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Last modified: 2019-11-04 12:22:28
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Word count: 74