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Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

Ieri al chiaro delle stelle, alla luna lucente,
Una fanciulla sedeva e piangeva, al cielo domandava:
"Luna mia lucente, tutto intorno lucente,
Lassù dove alta cammini ed in basso guardi,
Non vedesti, non t'accorgesti del mio diletto,
Che m'abbandonò come canna nel campo?
In quai palazzi siede? in quali capanne beve?
Quali occhi lo guardano? e i miei piangono,
Quali labbra lo baciano? e le mie si spezzano;
Quale mano gli mesce e la mia trema, trema,
Come foglia di limone che la soffiano i venti."

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

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: 2003-11-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
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Word count: 86

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