Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Tu vai dicendo ch'io non son regina
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Tu vai dicendo ch'io non son regina:
Né anche tu se' figliol del re di Spagna.
Bello, quando ti levi la mattina,
Le tue carrozze non vanno in campagna.
Tu vieni a minchionar la mia bassezza.
La povertà non guasta gentilezza.
Tu vieni a minchionar l'esser mio:
Poi va' per terra te, come vo' io.

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Du sagst mir, daß ich keine Fürstin sei
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Du sagst mir, daß ich keine Fürstin sei;
Auch du bist nicht auf Spaniens Thron entsprossen.
Nein, Bester, stehst du auf bei Hahnenschrei,
Fährst du aufs Feld und nicht in Staatskarossen.
  Du spottest mein um meine Niedrigkeit,
Doch Armuth thut dem Adel nichts zu Leid.
  Du spottest, daß mir Krone fehlt und Wappen,
Und fährst doch selber nur mit Schusters Rappen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 50.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "You tell me that I am no princess", 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: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 61