possibly by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612) and possibly by Alessandro Guarini
Translation © by Katherine McGuire

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, my lovely one
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Amaryllis, my lovely one,
do you not believe, o my heart's sweet desire,
That you are my love?
Believe it thus:  and if fear assails you,
Doubt not its truth.1
Open my breast and see written on my heart:
Amaryllis, Amaryllis, Amaryllis,
Is my beloved.

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1 or "take this arrow for mine" (see footnote #1 in original)

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © by Katherine McGuire, (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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 45