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Lenta la neve fiocca, fiocca, fiocca

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Lenta la neve fiocca, fiocca, fiocca.
Senti: una zana dondola pian piano.
Un bimbo piange, il piccol dito in bocca.
Canta una vecchia, il mento sulla mano.

La vecchia canta: intorno al tuo lettino
C'è rose e gigli [tutto]1 un bel giardino.
Nel bel giardino il bimbo s'addormenta,
[La neve fiocca]2 lenta, lenta, lenta.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Cimara: "come"
2 Cimara: "Fiocca la neve"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Carl Ratner) , "The snow is falling", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
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The snow is falling

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

The snow is slowly falling, falling, falling.
Listen: a cradle is rocking softly, softly.
A baby cries, his little finger in his mouth.
An old woman sings, her chin in her hand.

The old woman sings: "Inside your little bed
There are roses and lilies, all [like] a beautiful garden."
In the beautiful garden, the child goes to sleep.
The snow falls slowly, slowly, slowly.

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Translation of original poem's title: "Orphan"


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2014 by Carl Ratner, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2014-01-22.
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