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

Heut Nacht erhob ich mich um Mitternacht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Heut Nacht erhob ich mich um Mitternacht,
Da war mein Herz mir heimlich fortgeschlichen.
Ich frug: Herz, wohin stürmst du so mit Macht?
Es sprach: Nur Euch zu sehn, sei es entwichen.
Nun sieh, wie muß es um mein Lieben stehn:
Mein Herz entweicht der Brust, um dich zu sehn!

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 37.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "Last night I rose at midnight", 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: 2004-01-17
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Word count: 50

La nuit dernière je me suis levé à...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La nuit dernière je me suis levé à minuit,
Car mon cœur s'était glissé furtivement au loin.
Je demandais : Cœur, où bondis-tu avec tant de force ?
Il dit : Seulement pour vous voir, il s'est enfui.
Maintenant regarde, comme il doit être avec mon amour :
Mon cœur s'échappe de ma poitrine pour te voir !

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-06
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Word count: 58