Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Amor, che passi la notte cantando
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Amor, che passi la notte cantando,
Ed io meschina son nel letto e sento!
Volto le spalle alla mia mamma, e piango;
Di sangue son le lacrime che getto.
Di là dal letto ho fatto un grosso fiume,
Da tanto lacrimar non vedo lume:
Di là dal letto un grosso fiume ho fatto,
Da tanto lacrimar son cieca affatto.

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Mein Liebster singt am Haus im...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mein Liebster singt am Haus im Mondenscheine,
Und ich muß lauschend hier im Bette liegen.
Weg von der Mutter wend' ich mich und weine, 
Blut sind die Thränen, die mir nicht versiegen.
Den breiten Strom am Bett hab' ich geweint,
Weiß nicht vor Thränen, ob der Morgen scheint.
Den breiten Strom am Bett weint' ich vor Sehnen;
Blind haben mich gemacht die blut'gen Thränen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 13.


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  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "My beloved sings by the house in moonlight", 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: 2003-12-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 64