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Musica proibita

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ogni sera di sotto al mio balcone
Sento cantar una canzone d'amore,
Più volte la ripete un bel garzone
E battere mi sento forte il core.

Oh quanto è dolce quella melodia!
Oh com' è bella, quanto m' è gradita!

Ch'io la canti non vuol la mamma mia:
Vorrei saper perché me l'ha proibita?
Ella non c'è  ed io la vo' cantare
La frase che m'ha fatto palpitare:

Vorrei baciare i tuoi capelli neri,
Le labbra tue e gli occhi tuoi severi,
Vorrei morir con te, angel di Dio,
O bella innamorata tesor mio.

Qui sotto il vidi ieri a passeggiare,
E lo sentiva al solito cantar:

Vorrei baciare i tuoi capelli neri,
Le labbra tue e gli occhi tuoi severi!
Stringimi, o cara, stringimi al tuo core,
Fammi provar l'ebbrezza dell'amor.

Translation(s): ENG GER SPA

List of language codes

Submitted by Antonio Giuliano


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Antonio Giuliano) , title 1: "Prohibited music", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , title 1: "Música prohibida", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-04-19 16:43:09
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Música prohibida

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Italian (Italiano)

Cada tarde aquí bajo mi balcón
oigo cantar una canción de amor,
la repite un bello joven
y siento palpitar fuerte el corazón
Oh, cuan dulce es esa melodía
Oh que bella, cuanto me gusta.
Que yo la cante no quiere mi mamá.
¿Quieren saber por que me la ha prohibido?
Ella no está y quiero cantar
la frase que me ha hecho palpitar:
Quisiera besar tus cabellos negros, 
Tus labios y tus ojos severos, 
Quisiera morir contigo, angel de Dios,
O bella enamorada tesoro mío.

Aquí abajo lo vi ayer paseándose
y lo escuché cantando solo:
Quisiera besar tus negros cabellos, 
Tus labios y tus ojos severos.
Estréchame, querida, estréchame a tu corazón,
hazme probar las delicias del amor.

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