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Only of thee and me

Language: English

Only of thee and me the night wind sings,
  Only of us the sailors speak at sea,
The earth is filled with wondered whisperings
  Only of thee and me.

Only of thee and me the breakers chant,
  Only of us the stir in bush and tree;
The rain and sunshine tell the eager plant
  Only of thee and me.

Only of thee and me, till all shall fade;
  Only of us the whole world's thoughts can be --
For we are Love, and God Himself is made
  Only of thee and me.


Translation(s): ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Solo di te e di me", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
Line count: 12
Word count: 91

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Solo di te e di me

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Solo di te e di me il vento della notte canta
E il marinaio, al mare, solo di noi racconta,
E un bisbiglio stupito tutta la terra colma
Solo di te e di me.
 
Solo il tuo nome e il mio ripetono i marosi
Solo per noi è l'agitarsi di alberi e cespugli
E pioggia e sole narrano alla pianta in attesa
Solo di te e di me.
 
Solo di te e di me, fino alla fine di tutto;
E solo a noi l'intero mondo pensa --
Perché siamo l'Amore, e Dio stesso ha sostanza
Solo di te e di me.


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Based on
  • a text in English by Louis Untermeyer (1885 - 1977), "Only of thee and me", appears in First Love, first published 1911
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Marion Eugénie Bauer, Grace Becker, Theron Wolcott Hart, James Houston Spencer, Genevieve Wiley. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-07-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:46
Line count: 12
Word count: 100