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O quam tu pulchra es, amica mea

Language: Latin

O quam tu pulchra es, amica mea
columba mea, formosa mea,
immaculata mea!
O quam tu pulchra es!
Oculi tui, oculi columbarum.
O quam tu pulchra es!
Capilli tui sicut greges caprarum.
O quam tu pulchra es!
Dentos tui sicut greges tonsarum.
O quam tu pulchra es!
Sicut vitta coccinea labia tua.
O quam tu pulchra es!
Sicut turris David collum tuum.
O quam tu pulchra es!
Duo ubera tua sicut duo hinnuli
capreae gemelli.
O quam tu pulchra es!

Translation(s): FRE

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Song of Solomon 4:1-5,8
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) , "Oh, comme tu es belle, mon amie", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-02-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-02-08 09:40:56

Line count: 17
Word count: 80

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Oh, comme tu es belle, mon amie

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Oh, comme tu es belle, mon amie,
ma colombe, ma fiancée,
mon immaculée !
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Tes yeux,  tes de colombes.
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Tes cheveux comme un troupeau de chèvres.
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Tes dents comme un troupeau tondu.
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Tes lèvres comme un ruban écarlate.
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Ton cou comme les tours de David.
Oh, comme tu es belle !
Tes deux seins comme deux faons
jumeaux d'une biche.
Oh, comme tu es belle !

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-07 00:00:00.

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Word count: 96