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Deh, coprite il bel seno

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Deh, coprite il bel seno,
Che per troppo mirar l’alma vien meno!
Ahi! no'l coprite, no, che l’alma avezza
A viver di dolcezza
Spera, mirando, aita
Da quel bel sen che le dà morte e vita.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Himmel, verhüllt Euren schönen Busen", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-01-11.
Last modified: 2016-01-11 12:25:57
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Himmel, verhüllt Euren schönen Busen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Himmel, verhüllt Euren schönen Busen;
ich werde schwach, seh’ ich ihn zu lange an!
Ach, zeigt ihn offen, nein, denn mein Herz 
sollte mit dieser Süße leben können.
Schauend erhofft es Hilfe
von dieser schönen Brust, die mir Tod und Leben ist.

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Text added to the website: 2016-01-11.
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Word count: 42