by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Dr Melissa Givens

Ich hab' in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
Ich hab' in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen,
In der Maremmenebne einen andern,
Einen im schönen Hafen von Ancona,
Zum Vierten muß ich nach Viterbo wandern;
Ein Andrer wohnt in Casentino dort,
Der Nächste lebt mit mir am selben Ort,
Und wieder einen hab' ich in Magione,
Vier in La Fratta, zehn in Castiglione.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 24.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "I have a lover living in Penna", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Melissa Givens) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 53

I have a lover living in Penna
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I have a lover living in Penna,
Another lives in Maremma,
One lives in the beautiful port city of Ancona,
To see the fourth, I have to go to Viterbo;
Another lives over in Casentino,
The next lives with me at my place,
And then I have one in Magione,
Four in La Fratta, and ten in Castiglione!

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This text was added to the website: 2020-07-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 58