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Occhi di fata

Language: Italian (Italiano)

O begl'occhi di fata,
o begl'occhi stranissimi e profondi...
Voi m'avete rubata
la pace della prima gioventù.

Bella signora dai capelli biondi
per la mia giovinezza che v'ho data
mi darete di più.

O sì, voi mi darete
dei vostri baci la febbre e l'ardore!
Trepidante sarete
tra le mie bracie aperte...
Tra le mie bracie aperte
e sul mio cor.

Della mia gioventù
prendete il fiore.
Del mio giovine sangue
l'ardore prendete.
Ma datemi l'amor,
 ma datemi l'amor!

Translation(s): ENG GER FIN SPA

Submitted by Rose Bronstein


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Anne Evans) , title 1: "Fairy eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Deutsch) (Jacqueline) , title 1: "Feenaugen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , title 1: "Ojos de Hada", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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