by Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (1562 - 1635)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Cuando tan hermosa os miro
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Cuando tan hermosa os miro
De amor suspiro, 
Y cuando no os veo, 
Suspira por mí el deseo.
Cuando mis ojos es ven 
Van a gozar tanto bien;
Más como por su desdén
De los vuestros me retiro,
De amor suspiro; 
Y cuando no os veo,
Suspiro por mi deseo.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Quand je vous vois si belle", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

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Quand je vous vois si belle
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Quand je vous vois si belle,
Je soupire d'amour,
Et quand je ne vous vois pas,
Le désir soupire pour moi.
Quand mes yeux vous voient,
Ils ressentent tant de plaisir ;
Mais quand à cause de votre mépris
Je me retire des vôtres,
Je soupire d'amour ;
Et quand je ne vous vois pas,
Le désir soupire pour moi.


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © 2017 by Guy Laffaille, (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.

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Text added to the website: 2017-10-13 00:00:00
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