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Gl' occhi superbi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Occhi superbi, sì, ma però cari
un guardo sol da voi richiede
il mio amor, la mia fede.
Ma voi mi sete di pietade avari,
occhi superbi, sì, ma però cari.

Spietatissimi rai,
ai vostri altari
io spargo homai
con sospiri devoti,
oh quante spargo, lagrime, preghi e voti;

E non m'avedo, ahi lasso!
Ch'adoro un marmo e che scongiuro un sasso.
Oh di orgoglio e bellezza esempi rari!
Occhi superbi, sì, ma però cari.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Yeux pleins de superbe", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-24 03:05:44

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Yeux pleins de superbe

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

Yeux pleins de superbe, oui, mais pourtant chéris,
juste un regard de vous demandent
mon amour, ma foi.
Mais vous êtes avares de pitié pour moi,
Yeux pleins de superbe, oui, mais pourtant chéris.

Impitoyables rayons,
sur vos autels
je verse toujours
avec des soupirs de dévotion,
oh, combien je verse de larmes, de prières et de vœux.

Et je ne m'aperçois pas, hélas !
que j'adore une statue et que je conjure une pierre.
Oh, exemples rares de fierté et de beauté,
yeux pleins de superbe, oui, mais pourtant chéris.

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