by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Nein, junger Herr, so treibt man's...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Nein, junger Herr, so treibt man's nicht, fürwahr;
Man sorgt dafür, sich schicklich zu betragen.
Für Alltags bin ich gut genug, nicht wahr?
Doch Bessre suchst du dir an Feiertagen.
Nein, junger Herr, wirst du so weiter sünd'gen,
Wird dir den Dienst dein Alltagsliebchen künd'gen.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 56.


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  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "No, young sir, one does not carry on so, in truth", 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: 2003-12-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 45

No, young sir, one does not carry on so, in truth
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
No, young sir, one does not carry on so, in truth;
One takes care to behave oneself properly.
For everyday I am good enough - not true?
Yet you seek better on  festive days.
No, young sir, if you  will sin further,
Your everyday sweetheart will give you notice!

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This text was added to the website: 2003-12-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 49