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Dammi la mano, oh bella

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Dammi la mano, oh bella,
che sospirar mi fa.
(Figurandosi di tener Livia per mano)
Che mano tenerella!
Che bella mano, oh Dio!
Io manco, io moro già.
(A Madama, che accenna dall’altra parte)
oppur di là?
Bellissima invisibile,
almeno sospirate,
tossite, chiacchierate,
dite una parolina,
carina, per pietà!
(A Madama, che accenna ora da una
parte, ora dall’altra)
Madama... E adesso
dove sta?
Dammi la mano, oh bella,
che sospirar mi fa. 
Mio sole sta qui?
Mia luna, sta lì?
Mia stella, più là?
Mio core, più qui?
Mi gira la testa, 
son tutto sudore.
Che pena è mai questa! 
Che gran crudeltà!

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [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)

Text added to the website: 2018-06-03.
Last modified: 2018-08-15 19:27:28
Line count: 27
Word count: 104

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