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Il pescatore canta!

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Hai le pupille così grandi e chiare
che dentro a quelle si rispecchia amore:
o bella, che cammini lungo il mare,
sovra la spiaggia canta un pescatore.

Un pescatore canta e se ne muore
e tu cammini e non ti vuoi fermare:
sorge la luna bianca come un fiore,
e il pescatore canta, dorme il mare,
e dorme il mare!

O bella, il cuor mio tutto era d'oro
e l'ho smarrito in una dolce sera;
v'erano tutte le sirene in coro
ma chi la ritrovò, bella, non c'era!

E il pescatore canta: amore, amore,
m'hai preso il cuore e non ti vuoi fermare!
Sorge la luna bianca come un fiore
e il pescatore canta e dorme il mare.
Ah!... Ah!...

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le pêcheur chante !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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Word count: 120

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Le pêcheur chante !

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Tu as les yeux si grands et si clairs,
qu'à l'intérieur d'eux se réfléchit l'amour :
ô belle, qui marche le long de la mer ;
sur la plage chante un pêcheur.

Un pêcheur chante et il se meurt
et tu marches et tu ne veux l'arrêter :
la lune surgit blanche comme une fleur,
et le pêcheur chante, la mer dort,
et la mer dort !

Ô belle, tout mon cœur était d'or
et je l'ai perdu dans une douce soirée :
il y avait toutes les sirènes en chœur
mais celui qui l'a retrouvé, ô belle, n'était pas là !

Et le pêcheur chante : amour, amour,
tu m'as pris le cœur et tu ne veux pas t'arrêter !
la lune surgit blanche comme une fleur,
et le pêcheur chante et la mer dort.
Ah !... Ah !...

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:30
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Word count: 140