by Heinrich Hart (1855 - 1906)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Wenn du es wüßtest
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was träumen heißt von brennenden Küssen,
Von Wandern und Ruhen mit der Geliebten,
Aug in Auge,
Und kosend und plaudernd,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du neigtest dein Herz!

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was bangen heißt in einsamen Nächten,
Umschauert vom Sturm, da niemand tröstet
Milden Mundes die kampfmüde Seele,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du [kämst]1 zu mir.

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was leben heißt, umhaucht von der Gottheit
Weltschaffendem Atem,
Zu schweben empor, lichtgetragen,
Zu seligen [Höhen]2,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du lebtest mit mir!

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1 Strauss: "kämest"
2 Strauss: "Höhn"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "Cecília", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Caecilia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Cecily", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Cécile", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Cecilia", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 89

Cecilia
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire sognare di baci ardenti,
di andare e posare con l'amata,
occhi negli occhi,
e accarezzarsi e parlare,
se tu lo sapessi,
piegheresti il tuo cuore!

Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire tremare in notti solitarie,
scosso dalla tempesta, ove nessuno consola
con parole dolci l'anima stanca di combattere,
se lo sapessi,
verresti da me.

Se tu sapessi
che vuol dire vivere, animati dal divino soffio 
che ha creato il mondo,
per librarsi in alto, portati dalla luce,
ad altezze beate,
se tu lo sapessi,
vivresti con me!

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This text was added to the website: 2005-10-17
Line count: 20
Word count: 93