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Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Language: Italian

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Potè indovinar?
Il suo mister come mai
Come mai fini

Ahimè! un giorno uno studente
In bocca la baciò
E fu quel bacio
Rivelazione:
Fu la passione!
Folle amore!
Folle ebbrezza!
Chi la sottil carezza
D'un bacio così ardente
Mai ridir potrà?

Ah! mio sogno!
Ah! mia vita!

Che importa la ricchezza
Se alfine è rifiorita
La felicità!
O sogno d'or
Poter amar così!



Translation(s): ENG GER

Authorship

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 (Bertram Kottmann) , "Doretta's glorious dream", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Bertram Kottmann) , "Dorettas schöner Traum", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-10-16.

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Doretta's glorious dream

Language: English

Who could bring to light
Doretta's glorious dream?
Why has its secret
been disclosed?

Alas! One day a student
kissed her mouth
and that kiss
was a revelation:
It was passion!
Insane love!
Sensual orgy!
The soft caress
of a kiss so ardent,
who will ever be able to express that?

Ah! My dream!
Ah! My life!

What does wealth matter
when at last flourishes
blissful happiness?
Oh golden dream
to be able to love like that!



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Authorship

    * Translation from Italian to English copyright © 2009 by Bertram Kottmann, BKottmann (AT) t-online.de, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2009-10-18.