Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Oh, quanto tempo l'ho desiderato
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Oh, quanto tempo l'ho desiderato
Un damo aver che fosse sonatore!
Eccolo qua che Dio me l'ha mandato
Tutto coperto di rose e viole;
Eccolo qua che vien pianin pianino
A capo basso, e suona il violino.

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Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen:
Ach, wäre doch ein [Musikus]1 mir gut!
Nun ließ der Herr mich meinen Wunsch erlangen
Und schickt mir einen, [ganz]2 wie Milch und Blut.
Da kommt er eben her mit sanfter Miene,
Und senkt den Kopf und spielt die Violine.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 21.

1 Goetz: "Musicus"
1 Goetz: "fast"

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  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "How long has my yearning always been", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-09
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Word count: 47