Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Wandern lieb' ich für mein Leben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wandern lieb' ich für mein Leben,
Lebe eben wie ich kann,
Wollt' ich mir auch Mühe geben,
Paßt' es mir doch gar nicht an.

Schöne alte Lieder weiß ich,
In der Kälte, ohne Schuh'
Draußen in die Saiten reiß' ich,
Weiß nicht, wo ich abends ruh'.

Manche Schöne macht wohl Augen,
Meinet, ich gefiel' ihr sehr,
Wenn ich nur was wollte [taugen]1,
So ein armer Lump nicht wär'. --

Mag dir Gott ein'n Mann bescheren,
Wohl mit Haus und Hof versehn!
Wenn wir zwei zusammen wären,
Möcht mein Singen mir vergehn.

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Confirmed with Joseph von Eichendorff, Sämtliche Gedichte und Versepen, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 2001, pages 262-263.

1 Kiel: "fangen"

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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) (Salvador Pila) , "El músic de carrer", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I love the wandering life", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le musicien ambulant", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il musicante", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 90

Il musicante
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Andare in giro, 
questa vita mi piace, 
e vivo come posso. 
Cercare un lavoro, non fa per me.

So belle, vecchie canzoni, 
al freddo, senza scarpe, 
all'aperto tocco le corde 
e non so dove dormo la sera.

Qualche bella spalanca gli occhi, 
vuol dire che le piacerei molto, 
se solo volessi fare qualcosa, 
se non fossi un povero vagabondo...

Dio ti mandi un uomo proprietario 
di casa e di podere! 
Se noi due fossimo insieme, 
avrei finito di cantare!

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This text was added to the website: 2008-05-12
Line count: 16
Word count: 79