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Mezza notte

Language: Italian

Poco é l'ora ormai lontana,
palpitando il cor l'aspetta,
già rimbomba la campana...
E tu dormi, o mia diletta?
Ti fuggi forse del cor:
mezza notte é il nostro amor,
notte é il nostro amor.

Pari a nota di liuto
nel silenzio di quest'ora
odo il timido saluto
di colei che m'innamora
e ripeto a quel tenor:
mezza notte é il nostro amor.

Amor misero e verace
delle tenebre si giova,
tace il mondo ed ei non tace,
ma il suo gemito rinnova
fin che spuntò il primo albor:
mezza notte é il nostro amor.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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