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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non senti tu ne l'aria
il profumo che spande Primavera?
Non senti tu ne l'anima 
il suon de nova voce lusinghiera? 
È l'April! È la stagion d'amore! 
Deh! vieni, o mia gentil 
su' prati'n fiore!

Il piè trarrai fra mammole,
avrai su'l petto rose e cilestrine,
e le farfalle candide
t'aleggeranno intorno al nero crine.
È l'April! È la stagion d'amore!
Deh! vieni, o mia gentil 
su' prati'n fiore!

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER SPA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Thomas Ang) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (EspaƱol) (Danilo Serrano) , title 1: "Abril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Susanne Staudinger) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
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Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Do you not smell on the air
the wafting perfume of Spring?
Do you not hear in your soul
the tunes of a new coaxing voice?
It is April -- the season of love:
Come! Come, my love, 
into the blooming fields...

Your paths are strewn with violets,
you will dress with roses and bluebells,
and pure white butterflies
will dance lightly around your hair.
It is April! It's the season of love!
Come! o my love, 
into the blooming fields!

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-19.
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Word count: 80