possibly by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612) and possibly by Alessandro Guarini
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Amarilli, mia bella
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER IRI POR SPA SPA
Amarilli, mia bella,
Non credi, o del mio cor dolce desio,
D'esser tu l'amor mio?
Credilo pur: e se timor t'assale,
[Dubitar non ti vale.]1
Aprimi il petto e vedrai scritto in core:
Amarilli, Amarilli, Amarilli
è il mio amore.

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1 or "prendi questo mio strale"

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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 (Katherine McGuire) , "Amaryllis, my lovely one", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Amarilli, beloved", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Amaryllis, ma belle", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Amaryllis, meine Schöne", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Amairillín, Ó, a Stóirín", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Débora Letícia Batista) , "Amarilli, minha bela", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aminta Iriarte) , "Amarili, mi bella", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Amarilli", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

Amaryllis, meine Schöne
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
 Amaryllis, meine Schöne,
 glaubst du nicht, du meines Herzens süßes Verlangen,
 meine Liebe zu sein?
 Glaube es doch: und wenn dich die Angst überkommt,
 lohnt der Zweifel nicht.
 Öffne mir das Herz und du wirst in ihm geschrieben sehen:
 Amaryllis
 ist meine Liebe.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2001 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-05-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 44