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

Man sagt mir, deine Mutter woll es nicht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Man sagt mir, deine Mutter woll es nicht;
So bleibe weg, mein Schatz, tu ihr den Willen.
Ach Liebster, nein! tu ihr den Willen nicht,
Besuch mich doch, tu's ihr zum Trotz, im stillen!
Nein, mein Geliebter, folg ihr nimmermehr,
Tu's ihr zum Trotz, komm öfter als bisher!
Nein, höre nicht auf sie, was sie auch sage;
Tu's ihr zum Trotz, mein Lieb, komm alle Tage!

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "They told me your mother does not want it", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2003-12-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 66

They told me your mother does not want it
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 They told me your mother does not want it;
 So stay away, my darling, carry out her wishes.
 Ah, dearest, no! Do not carry out her wish -
 Do visit me, do it in spite of her, in secret!
 No, my beloved, never listen to her,
 Do it in spite of her, come here often!
 No, do not listen to what she might say;
 Do it in spite of her, my love, come every day!

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 76