Title

La Ci Darem

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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"La Ci Darem"
"Nay, Bid Me Not Resign, Love."
Mozart

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

Don Giovanni
Nay, bid me not resign, love,
Coldly, the hand I press,
Oh! say thou wilt be mine love,
Breathe but that one word "Yes",

Zerlina
I would and yet I would not,
I feel my heart misgive,
Shouldst thou prove false,
I could not Become thy scorn and live,
Become thy scory and live;

Don G.
Come the, oh come then dearest;

Zer.
Yet should thy fondness alter,

Don G.
Nay love, In vain thou fearest;

Zer.
Still, still this heart will falter,
this heart will falter;

G.
Come the, come then!
Nay bid me not resign love;

Zer.
I would, and yet I would not,

G.
Oh say thou wilt be mine;

Zer.
I feel my heart misgive,

G.
Nay, love, in vain thou fear'st,

Zer.
I feel my heart misgive,
Yet should thy fondness alter,
Still, still this heart will falter, this heart will falter.

I come; Yes, hand and heart uniting,
Each other's vows requiting,
Our joy no bounds shall know.

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