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Le labbra ella compose ad un sorriso

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Le labbra ella compose ad un sorriso
Che avrebbe quasi affascinato il sole,
Poi, nel guardarmi, la si fece in viso
Color delle viole

Ond'io (vedete dove il timor si mette!)
Rimasi imbarazzato nel saluto,
E le volendo dir mille cosette
Stetti le labbra muto

Timido fatto, ed ella ognor modesta,
Ci guardammo senza nulla dire.
Ma nel toccarle un lembo della vesta,
io mi sentii morire.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "She composed her lips into a smile", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-08-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
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