by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Ihr guten Herrn, ihr schönen Frauen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Ihr guten Herrn, ihr schönen Frauen,
So wohlgetputzt und backenrot,
Belieb' es euch mich anzuschauen
Und seht und [mildert]1 meine Not!
Laßt hier mich nicht vergebens leiern!
Nur der ist froh, der geben mag.
Ein Tag, den alle Menschen feiern,
Er sei für mich ein Erntetag.

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1 Kreutzer: "lindert"


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Buoni signori, signore piacenti
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Buoni signori, signore piacenti,
rosee nel viso e vestite eleganti,
guardate un attimo, abbiate pietà
ed alleviate la mia povertà!
Non trascurate la mia litania!
Felice è colui che qualche soldo dà via.
Il giorno che a tanti è giorno di festa
sia anche il giorno in cui qualcosa mi resta.

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Word count: 51