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La mia canzone

Language: Italian (Italiano)

La mia canzone è un dolce mormorio
Che sino a te, nell'aria fredda, sale;
E, se ti parla ancor dell'amor mio,
Cara fanciulla, non ti vuol far male;
Vagando sul tuo candido guanciale,
Essa vuol dirti un ultimo desio:
Su la tua bianca fronte verginale.
La mia canzone è il bacio dell'addio
il baccio dell'addio.

La mia canzone sospirando muore
Lieve nell'aria su la tua vetrata;
Ma, disfidando il gelo e il tenebrore,
Reca il desio d'un'anima agitata;
E vuol destar ogn'ansia a te più grata,
Ogni affetto sopito entro il tuo cuore:
Ora che tu sei sola, addormentata,
La mia canzone è un fremito d'amore!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Christian Baur


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 (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "My song", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
Line count: 17
Word count: 106

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My song

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

My song is a sweet murmur
that to you, in the cold air, rises;
And, if it tells you again of my love,
Dear girl, it doesn’t wish you ill;
Wandering onto you pure white pillow,
It wants to confess a last wish:
Over your white virginal brow.
My song is the kiss of goodbye,
the kiss of goodbye.

My song dies sighing
Lightly in the air at your window;
But, resisting the frost and the darkness,
Carries the desire of an agitated soul;
And wants to awken [your] every desire and greet you,
To soothe every affection inside your heart:
Now that you are alone, sleeping,
My song is a shudder of love!

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2015 by Laura Prichard, (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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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Francesco Cimmino (1862 - 1938)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Francesco Paolo Tosti. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-12-25.
Last modified: 2015-12-25 14:30:11
Line count: 17
Word count: 114