Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Non so quale canzona mi cantare
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Non so quale canzona mi cantare,
Che s'affacesse alla vostra persona:
Di sottoterra la vorrei cavare.
Che detta non l'avesse creatura,
Che detta non l'avesse né sentita
Uomo né donna né persona antica.

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Was für ein Lied soll dir gesungen...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Was für ein Lied soll dir gesungen werden,
Das deiner würdig sei? Wo find' ich's nur?
Am liebsten grüb' ich es tief aus der Erden,
Gesungen noch von keiner Creatur.
Ein Lied, das weder Mann noch Weib bis heute
Hört' oder sang, selbst nicht die ältsten Leute.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 62.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "What song should I sing", 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: 2003-12-30
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Word count: 47