Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (play /ˈjuːsi ˈbjɔrlɪŋ/; 5 February 1911 -- 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan...
Lyrics & English Translation
I have never seen a woman, such as this one!
To tell her: "I love you",
My soul awakens to a new life.
"Manon Lescaut is my name."
How these fragrant words
Wander around in my mind.
And come to caress my innermost fibres.
Oh! Sweet thoughts,
Ah, do not cease!
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I send my kind and warm regards,