by Carlo Pepoli, Conte (1796 - 1881)
Translation © by Margaret Smythe

La serenata
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Mira la bianca luna
ascosa d'un bel vel,
vieni alla selva bruna,
vieni, ci arride il ciel.
Vieni, vieni.

Vieni, là tra quell'ombra oscura
vieni, non far rumor,
vien, deh! vien, ti rassicura
non lo saprà che Amor.

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  • ENG English (Margaret Smythe) , title 1: "The serenade", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Johannes Becker) , title 1: "Die Serenade", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 38

The serenade
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
 See the pale moon
 hides behind a beautiful veil,
 come to the dark wood,
 come, the heavens are smiling upon us,
 Come, come.
 
 Come, through this dark shade
 come, don't make a noise,
 come, [deh!] come, be reassured,
 it will not recognise Love.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 44