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Un bacio di mano

Language: Italian

Un bacio di mano 
Vi fa maraviglia,
E poi bella figlia 
Volete sposar. 

Voi siete un po' tondo, 
Mio caro Pompeo, 
L'usanze del mondo 
Andate a studiar. 

Un uom, che si sposa 
Che giovin vezzosa, 
A certi capricci, 
Dee pria rinunciar. 
Dee libere voglie lasciar alla moglie, 
Dee sempre le porte aperte lasciar, 
Dee chiudere gli occhi, gli orecchi, la bocca, 
Se il re degli sciocchi no vuole sembrar.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

Submitted by Christian Anderson

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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 (Christian Anderson) , "A kiss on her hand"
    * FRE French (Jeremy Sagnier) , "Un baise-main", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-12.

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