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

Nein, junger Herr, so treibt man's...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Nein, junger Herr, so treibt man's nicht, fürwahr;
Man sorgt dafür, sich schicklich zu betragen.
Für Alltags bin ich gut genug, nicht wahr?
Doch Bessre suchst du dir an Feiertagen.
Nein, junger Herr, wirst du so weiter sünd'gen,
Wird dir den Dienst dein Alltagsliebchen künd'gen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 56.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "No, young sir, one does not carry on so, in truth", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-12-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 45

Non, jeune homme, en vérité, on ne se...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Non, jeune homme, en vérité, on ne se comporte pas ainsi ;
On veille à se conduire convenablement.
Tous les jours, je suis assez bonne, n'est-ce pas ?
Pourtant tu cherches mieux, les jours de fête.
Non, jeune homme, si tu veux te rendre coupable plus loin,
Ta bien-aimée de tous les jours te donnera ton congé.

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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: 6
Word count: 57