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Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
Sung by Joseph Wood

Boston: Published by C. Bradlee 107 Washington St.

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Ah! perche non Posso odiarti,
infedel com io vorrei,
Ah! del tutto ancor non sei cancellata,
cancellata del moi cor.
Possa un altro ah!
poss a marti qual t'amo quest' infelice,
Altro voto o traditrice, no,
ah! non temer, non temer dal dolor,
alto voto non temer non temer,
non temer dal mio dolor,
altro voto ah!
non temer mio dolor
Ah! perche non posso odiarti
infedel com' io vorrei
Ah! del tuto ancor non
se i cancellata mio cor

Still so gently o'er me stealing,
Mem'ry will bring back the feeling,
Spite of all my grief revealing
That I love thee that I dearly love the still,
Tho' some other swain may charm thee,
Ah! no other e'er can warm me,
Yet ne"re fear I will not harm thee,
No thou false one,
No, No, I fondly love thee still,
Ah! ne're fear, I will not harm thee,
ne'er fear, I will not harm thee,
No, false one,
No, I love thee,
I love thee, false one still
Still so greatly o'er me stealing
Mem'ry will bring back the feeling
Spite of all my grief revealing,
That I love thee still



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