Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Giovanni Paggi

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1839

Comments

Boston Musical Souvenir
Passatempi Musicali
A Collection of Airs and Duetts
No.2 Il Zeffiretto = A Sigh and a Tear
To Mrs. R.C. Derby

Boston. Published by Parker & Ditson 135 Washington St.

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Lyrics

Placido zeffiretto se trovil il carogetto
digli che sei so spiro ma non gli dir di chi
no no no no
digli che sei so spiro ma non gli dir di chi
Limpido rusceletto se mai t'in contri in lei
dil le che pianto sei
ma non le dir qual ciglio no no no no
ma non le dir qual ciglio crescer ti fe co si no no
ma non le dir qual ciglio crescer ti fe co si

Say gentle breath of heaven
To her my love is given
Thou art a sigh but hear me
Tell not that thou wast near me
no no no no
Thou art a sigh but hear me
Tell not that thou wast near me

Go gentle rill and greet her
In love where'er you meet her
Say thou art tears but never tell her of me, her lover
no no no no
Say thou art tears but never tell her of me, her lover

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