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Há uma estrela no céu Que ninguém vê senão eu: Inda bem! -- que a não vê mais ninguém. Como as outras não reluz, Mas dá tão serena luz, Que inda bem! -- não a vê mais ninguém. No cantinho azul do céu Onde ela está, não digo eu A ninguém! -- sei-o eu só: inda bem.
- by João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett (1799 - 1854), "A estrela", appears in Flores [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by José Vianna da Motta (1868 - 1948), "A Estrela", op. 10 no. 3 [ high voice and piano ], from Cinco canções portuguesas : para canto e piano, no. 3, Lisboa : Sassetti [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The star", copyright © 2013
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There is a star in the sky That no one sees but I; How good! -- that no one else sees it. It does not shine as the others do But it gives out such a calm light! How good! -- no one else sees it. In a blue little corner of the sky, Where it is, I will not tell No one! -- Only I know it: how good.
- Translation from Portuguese (Português) to English copyright © 2013 by Emily Ezust
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- a text in Portuguese (Português) by João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett (1799 - 1854), "A estrela", appears in Flores
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Word count: 67