Nell'acqua della chiara fontana (English translation)

  • Artist: Fabrizio De André
  • Song: Nell'acqua della chiara fontana 2 translations
  • Translations: English, French

In the water of the clear fountain

In the water of the clear fountain
she, completely nude, was bathing
when a gust of northerly wind
carried her clothes to the sky.
 
From thickness of hair she asked me,
in order to cover her body, to gather
a hundred branches of mimosa
and to interlace them all.
 
I wanted to cover her shoulders
fully with rose petals
but her breasts were so tiny
that a rose was enough.
 
I searched again in the vineyard
so she was not half bare
but her hips were so tiny
that a leaf was enough.
 
Then she, slightly amazed,
stretched out her arms to thank me
and I took her so ardently
that she was undressed again.
 
The graceful girl enjoyed this play
so she very often bathes again
in the fountain praying to God
for a gust of northerly wind.
 
Submitted by HampsicoraHampsicora on Fri, 31/10/2014 - 12:34
Last edited by HampsicoraHampsicora on Sun, 02/11/2014 - 19:19
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