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

Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich herbestellt?
Wer hieß dich kommen, wenn es dir zur Last?
Geh zu dem Liebchen, das dir mehr gefällt,
Geh dahin, wo du die Gedanken hast.
Geh nur, wohin dein Sinnen steht und Denken!
Daß du zu mir kommst, will ich gern dir schenken.
Geh zu dem Liebchen, das dir mehr gefällt!
Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich herbestellt?

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 57.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "Who called you then? Who sent for you?", copyright ©, (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: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-12-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 66

Who called you then? Who sent for you?
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Who called you, then? Who sent for you?
 Who bade you to come if it is such a burden for you?
 Go to the sweetheart who pleases you more,
 Go there, where your thoughts are.
 Go where your brooding is, and your mind!
 I will gladly excuse you from coming to me.
 Go to the sweetheart who pleases you more!
 Who called you, then? Who sent for you?

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This text was added to the website: 2003-12-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 69