by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950), as Hans Effenberger
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Vollende denn das letzte Lied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Vollende denn das letzte Lied
Und laß uns auseinander gehn,
Vergiß diese Nacht, wenn die Nacht um ist.
Wen müh' ich mich mit meinen Armen zu umfassen?
Träume lassen sich nicht einfangen,
Meine gierigen Hände drücken Leere an mein Herz
Und es zermürbt meine Brust.

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Finisci, dunque, l'ultimo canto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
Line count: 7
Word count: 45

Finisci, dunque, l'ultimo canto
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Finisci, dunque, l'ultimo canto
E lascia che ci separiamo,
dimentica questa notte, quando la notte è finita.
Chi mi sforzo di stringere nel mio abbraccio?
I sogni non si lasciano catturare,
le mie mani bramose premono il vuoto sul mio petto
e appassisce il mio cuore.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-04
Line count: 7
Word count: 46