Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Non posso piú cantar
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Non posso piú cantar, che tira vento
E m'entra in bocca, e non mi lassa dire:
L'ho ben paura di perdarlo il tempo.
Fossi sicur, non andere' a dormire.
Fossi sicuro, a dormir 'n andarei:
Chesto bel tempo non lo perdarei.

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Nicht länger kann ich singen, denn der...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Nicht länger kann ich singen, denn der Wind
Weht stark und macht dem Athem was zu schaffen.
Auch fürcht' ich, daß die Zeit umsonst verrinnt.
Ja wär' ich sicher, ging' ich jetzt nicht schlafen.
Ja wüßt' ich was, würd' ich nicht heimspazieren
Und einsam diese schöne Zeit verlieren.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 39.


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  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "I can sing no longer, because the wind", 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: 6
Word count: 48