Only God knows where I can find

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 

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Only God knows where I can find
That crazy woman again;
I go searching all over town,
Cursing in the pouring rain.

I've paced from hostel to hostel,
Seeking news from her to gain,
And to every surly waiter,
Have I turned, alas! in vain.

Then I see her at a window,
Nodding and giggling as well.
Could I tell that you would live in,
Maiden, such a grand hotel?