by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Chi mai di questo core
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE
Chi mai di questo core
Saprà le vie secrete,
Se voi non le sapete,
[Begli occhi]1 del mio ben?

Voi, che dal primo istante,
Quando divenni amante,
Il mio nascosto [amore]2
Mi conosceste in sen?

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1 Donizetti: "Begl'occhi"
2 Donizetti: "foco"

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  • ENG English (Luk Laerenbergh) , title 1: "Who shall ever know", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Qui de ce cœur un jour", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Qui de ce cœur un jour
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Qui de ce cœur un jour
Connaîtra les voies secrètes,
Si vous ne les connaissez pas,
Beaux yeux de mon amour ?

Vous, qui dès le premier instant,
Quand je suis devenu votre amant,
Mon amour caché
Vous le saviez dans mon cœur ?

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-03 00:00:00
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