by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

When through the Piazzetta
Language: English 
When through the Piazzetta
Night breathes her cool air,
Then, dearest Ninetta,
I'll come to thee there.
Beneath thy mask shrouded, 
I'll know thee afar,
As Love knows, though clouded, 
his own Evening Star.

In garb, then, resembling
Some gay gondolier,
I'll whisper thee, trembling,
Our bark, love, is near:
Now, now, while there hover
those clouds o'er the moon,
'Twill waft thee safe over
yon silent Lagoon."


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , "When through the Piazetta" CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA ; composed by August Bungert, Constantin Decker, Alexander Fesca, Robert Fischhof, Jan Karol Gall, Richard von Gericke, Adolf Jensen, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Henry Hugo Pierson, Robert Schumann, Friedrich Siebmann, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Giorgio Stigelli.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
Line count: 16
Word count: 68