by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

O leggiadri occhi belli
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
O leggiadri occhi belli,
occhi miei cari,
vivi raggi del ciel
sereni e chiari,
poichè tanto bramate
di vedermi languire,
di vedermi morire,
occhi belli che adoro,
mirate ch'io moro.

O serene mie luci,
o luci amate,
tanto crude al mio amor
quanto spietate,
poichè tanto godete
della fiamma ch'io sento
del mio grave tormento
deh miratemi un poco
e gioite al mio foco.

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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 (Camilla Bugge) , "Oh graceful, lovely eyes", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "O anmutige schöne Augen", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Adam Taylor

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 64