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Ninfa che, scalza il piede

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ninfa che, scalza il piede e sciolta il crine,
te ne vai di doglia in bando
per queste piagge lieta cantando
e ballando,
non scuoti all'erbe le fresche brine.

Qui, deh! meco t'arresta, ove di fiori
s'inghirlanda il crin novello
questo ch'imperla fresco ruscello
bel pratello
co' suoi correnti limpidi umori.

Dell'usate mie corde al suon potrai
sotto l'ombra di quest'orno
a tempo il passo mover d'intorno,
né del giorno
faran te bruna gli ardenti rai.

Ma senza pur mirarmi affretta il passo
dietro forse a Lillo amato.
Ah! Che ti possa veder cangiato
quel pie ingrato,
pera fugace, in un duro sasso!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2008-09-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:53
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Word count: 103

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