by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Allen Shearer

Eri già tutta mia
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Eri già tutta mia,
Mia quel' alma e quel core,
Chi da me ti desvia:
Novo laccio d'amore?
O bellezz' o valore,
O mirabil constanza,
Ove sei tu?
Eri già tutta mia;
Hor non sei più.
Ah, che mia non sei più.

Sol per me gl'occhi belli
Rivolgevi ridenti,
Per me d'oro i capelli 
Si spiegavan a i venti.
O fugaci contenti,
O fermezza d'un core,
Ove sei tu?
Eri già tutta mia;
Hor non sei più.
Ah, che mia non sei più.

Il gioir nel mio viso:
Ah che più non rimiri.
Il mio canto, il mio riso
È converso in martiri.
O dispersi sospiri,
O sparita pietate,
Ove sei tu?
Eri già tutta mia;
Hor non sei più.
Ah, che mia non sei più.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Allen Shearer) , "You were once all mine", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un jour tu étais toute mienne", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 30
Word count: 126

You were once all mine
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
You were once all mine,
mine were your heart and soul.
Who turned you away from me?
The lure of a new love?
O beauty, O valor, 
O admirable constancy,
where are you now?
You were once all mine,
but no longer, no longer,
alas! you're mine no longer. 

To me alone you turned 
your lovely smiling eyes,
for me alone you loosed 
your golden hair to the wind.
O fleeting happiness,
O steadiness of heart,
where are you now?
You were once all mine
but no longer, no longer,
alas! you're mine no longer.

Pleasure on my face, alas!
you'll gaze upon no longer;
my song, my laugh
are changed to torture.
O scattered sighs, 
O vanished pity,
where are you now?
You were once all mine 
but no longer, no longer,
alas! you're mine no longer.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-09-02
Line count: 30
Word count: 138