by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Wenn du nur zuweilen lächelst
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Wenn du nur zuweilen lächelst,
Nur zuweilen Kühle fächelst
Dieser ungemeßnen Glut -
In Geduld will ich mich fassen
Und dich alles treiben lassen,
Was der Liebe wehe tut.

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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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Wenn du nur zuweilen lächelst", op. 57 (Acht Lieder und Gesänge) no. 2 (1871), published 1872 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [
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    ]

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Si seulement de temps en temps tu souriais", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "If you would only smile now and then", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Se solamente", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "If you will just smile occasionally", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-05
Line count: 6
Word count: 29

Se solamente
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Se solamente di tanto in tanto sorridessi,
Recando solo allora un soffio di frescura
Su questo smisurato ardore -- 
Allora mi rassegnerei paziente
E ti lascerei fare 
Tutto ciò che fa male all'Amore.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2008-04-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 32