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Chi vuol comprar la bella calandrina

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Chi vuol comprar la bella calandrina,
Che canta da mattino in fino a sera?
Chi vuol comprar la, venga a contratto!

Sempre a buon pattola venderò.
La bella calandrina! Chi vuol comprar la?

È sì gentil, ha così dolce il canto,
E vender la degg'io che l'amo tanto;
Ma questo è il mio mestiere,
No'l fo per piacere! Venga! venga!

Sempre a buon pattola venderò.
La bella calandrina! Chi vuol comprar la?

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2019-04-08 19:47:20

Line count: 11
Word count: 72

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Who wants to buy the dainty lark

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Who wants to buy the dainty lark
that sings from dawn to dusk?
He, who wants to buy it, come and do a deal!
As usual I will sell it on good terms.
The lovely lark! Who wants to buy it?
It is delightful and its song is sweet as well;
but that is my trade,
I do not do it for pleasure! Come, come!
As usual I will sell it on good terms.
The lovely lark! Who wants to buy it?

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "L'uccellatrice" = "The bird-catcher"

Note: Calandrina (Calandrella rufescens) is also known as the lesser short-toed lark


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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793) GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Niccolo Jommelli. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-07-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-08 19:45:31

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