La zingara
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Fra l'erbe cosparse di rorido gelo,
coverta del solo gran manto del cielo,
mia madre esultando la vita me diè.

Fanciulla, sui greppi le capre emulai,
per ville e cittadi, cresciuta, danzai,
le dame lor palme distesero a me.

La ra la.   ah! la zingara.

Io loro predissi le cose note,
ne feci dolenti, ne feci beate,
segreti conobbi di sdegno, d'amor.

La ra la, etc.

Un giorno la mano mi porse un donzello;
mai visto non fummi garzone piu bello:
oh! s'ei nella destra leggessimi il cor!

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

  • ENG English (Mario Giuseppe Genesi) , "The gypsy girl", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: John Streets

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 88