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

Schweig einmal still, du garst'ger...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Schweig einmal still, du garst'ger Schwätzer dort!
Zum Ekel ist mir dein verwünschtes Singen.
Und triebst du es bis morgen früh so fort,
Doch würde dir kein schmuckes Lied gelingen.
Schweig einmal still und lege dich aufs Ohr!
Das Ständchen eines Esels zög ich vor.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "Be silent for once, you detestable babbler!", 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: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 6
Word count: 45

Be silent for once, you detestable babbler!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Be silent for once, you detestable babbler!
 Your cursed singing makes  me sick.
 And if you carried on so until tomorrow morning,
 You would still not  manage a decent song.
 Be silent for once, and  lay yourself on the ear!
 I would prefer the serenade of  a donkey!

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Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 6
Word count: 49