Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

E quanto tempo ho perso
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
E quanto tempo ho perso per amare!
Egli era meglio che avessi amato Iddio.
Dal paradiso n'avere' una parte,
Qualche Santo avrei dal lato mio.
E per amarvi voi, fresco bel viso,
Io mi ritrovo fuor del paradiso.
E per amarvi voi, fresca vïola,
Del paradiso mi ritrovo fuora.

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Wie viele Zeit verlor ich, dich zu...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie viele Zeit verlor ich, dich zu lieben!
Hätt' ich doch Gott geliebt in all der Zeit.
Ein Platz im Paradies wär' mir verschrieben,
Ein Heil'ger säße dann an meiner Seit'.
Und weil ich dich geliebt, schön frisch Gesicht,
Verscherzt' ich mir des Paradieses Licht,
Und weil ich dich geliebt, schön Veigelein,
Komm' ich nun nicht ins Paradies hinein.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 46.


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  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "How much time I lost in loving 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


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 59