by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Sie haben heut' abend Gesellschaft
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Sie [haben]1 heut' abend Gesellschaft
Und das Haus ist lichterfüllt.
Dort oben am [hohen]2 Fenster
Bewegt sich ein Schattenbild.

Du [siehst]3 mich nicht, im Dunkeln
Steh' ich hier unten allein,
Noch weniger kannst du schauen
In mein dunkles Herz hinein.

Mein dunkles Herze liebt dich,
Es liebt dich und es bricht,
[Es]4 brich und zuckt und verblutet,
[Du aber]5 siehst es nicht.

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1 Geisler, Thalberg: "hat"
2 Pfitzner: "hellen"
3 Pfitzner: "schaust"
4 Pfitzner: "Und"
5 Pfitzner: "Aber du"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Tenen convidats aquest vespre", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "They have company tonight", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Hanno ospiti stasera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

Hanno ospiti stasera
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hanno ospiti stasera
E la casa è tutta illuminata.
Lassù presso la finestra
Un'ombra passa e ripassa.
 
Tu non mi puoi vedere, al buio
Io mi trattengo qui sotto,
e ancor meno puoi vedere
cosa mi si agita in petto.
 
Il mio cuore buio ti ama
Ti ama fino a spezzarsi,
si spezza, palpita e sanguina,
ma tu non lo puoi vedere.

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  • 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: 2008-07-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 62