Bambinello bello bello (Traditional)

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  • CPDL #37995:     
Editor: Francesco Spiga (submitted 2015-12-29).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 200 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Although singing this a cappella is possible, a keyboard accompaniment is recommended.
Arranger: Francesco Spiga

General Information

Title: Bambinello bello bello
Alternative title: Dolce fiamma, fuoco ardente
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Traditional

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredCarolFolksong   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First

Description: A traditional carol from Southern Italy. The text is clearly influenced by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer spirituality.

Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolce fiamma, fuoco ardente,
tu mi struggi lentamente.
Ma fa' presto, vieni, o Dio:
d'abbracciarti ho un gran disio.
Gesù mio, Gesù mio,
io con voce sospirosa,
ma soave, amorosa,
io sospiro il tuo Natal.

Bambinello bello bello,
vieni, vieni e non tardare.
Bambinello bello bello,
io sospiro il tuo Natale.
Io sospiro vagheggiarti
e tenerti stretto stretto
sovra il cuore, sovra il petto,
e baciare il tuo visin.
 

English.png English translation

Sweet flame, ardent fire,
slowly thou consume me.
But come early, come, o God:
I long for hugging thee.
My Jesus, my Jesus,
with plaintive,
but pleasing, amorous voice,
I yearn for thy Christmas.

Beautiful infant Jesus,
come, come, do not delay.
Beautiful infant Jesus,
I yearn for thy Christmas.
I yearn for admiring thee
and holding thee tight
on my heart, on my chest,
and kissing thy pretty face.

Translation by Francesco Spiga