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Soprano Amelita Galli-Curci sings "Son vergin vezzosa" (from act I of I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini) on Victor Red Seal record 6432-B, played on an EMG Mark Xb Oversize gramophone with a Meltrope III soundbox and a Burmese Colour Needle. Acoustically recorded September 11, 1923 in Camden, New Jersey.
Son vergin vezzosa in vesta di sposa;
son bianca ed umile qual giglio d'april,
ho chiome odorose cui cinser tue rose,
ho il seno gentile del tuo monil.
Qual mattutina stella
bella voglio brillar;
del crin le moli anella
mi giova ad aggraziar,
I'm a charming virgin in a wedding dress
I'm white and humble as an April lily,
I have perfumed hair which is bound
by your roses,
I have my gentle breast to wear your necklace.
Like a morning star
beautifully I wish to shine;
in my hair the heavy ring
is useful to make it graceful