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Ho messo nuove corde al mandolino Perché le voglio far le serenate, E gliene voglio far sera e mattino E verno e state. E farò sì che per le mie canzone Vada costei famosa e disiata, Come la bella Donna d'Avignone Un tempo è stata. E si dirà. "Qual è cotesta stella Ond'il mondo ragiona? Oh come ha'l viso?" Ed io: "Non se ne trova una sì bella In Paradiso."
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- by Giuseppe Zaffira (flourished 1868-1886), no title [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893), "Ho messo nuove corde al mandolino", CG. 344 (1872) [voice and piano], from Biondina, poème musical, no. 6, also set in French (Français) [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in French (Français), a translation by (Paul) Jules Barbier (1825 - 1901) ENG ; composed by Charles Gounod.
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- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "I put new strings on the mandolin", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2004-08-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 70
I put new strings on the mandolin Because I want to serenade her, And I want do it during the evening and morning In winter and summer. And because of my songs She will become famous and pursued, Like fair lady of Avignon Once upon a time. And it will be said. “What kind of star is this, The world is talking about? What is it about her face?” And I [respond]: “None can be found who are more fair In Paradise.”
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giuseppe Zaffira (flourished 1868-1886), no title
This text was added to the website: 2016-02-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 82