If I had known, beloved, If I had known, Read in your eyes the tenderness that shone, Life held the beauty of a rose full-blown, If I had known, beloved, If I had known! If I had known, beloved, If I had known, to reap the harvest where true love had sown. Life would hold more than mem'ries alone. If I had known, ah! beloved, If I had known!
- by Karl Flaster (1905 - 1965) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Vittorio Giannini (1903 - 1966), "If I had known", published 1939 [ high voice and piano ], Franco Colombo [sung text checked 1 time]
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