by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich herbestellt?
Wer hieß dich kommen, wenn es dir zur Last?
Geh zu dem Liebchen, das dir mehr gefällt,
Geh dahin, wo du die Gedanken hast.
Geh nur, wohin dein Sinnen steht und Denken!
Daß du zu mir kommst, will ich gern dir schenken.
Geh zu dem Liebchen, das dir mehr gefällt!
Wer rief dich denn? Wer hat dich herbestellt?

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 57.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "Who called you then? Who sent for you?", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-12-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 66

Qui t'a appelé, alors ? Qui t'a envoyé ?
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Qui t'a appelé, alors ? Qui t'a envoyé ?
Qui t'a dit de venir, si c'est un tel poids pour toi ?
Va vers la bien-aimée qui te plaît plus,
Va là-bas, où sont tes pensées.
Va où sont ton esprit et ta pensée !
Je t'excuserai volontiers de venir vers moi.
Va vers la bien-aimée qui te plaît plus !
Qui t'a appelé, alors ? Qui t'a fait venir ?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2010-09-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 71