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    "Catulli Carmina- "Praelusio:Eis Aiona!"" Lyrics

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    Together: Eis aiona! Forever!
    tui sum! I am yours!
    eis aiona! Forever!

    Together: Tui sum I am yours
    o mea vita you are my life
    eis aiona forever
    tui sum! I am yours!
    eis aiona! forever!

    Young fellows: Tu mihi cara, You are dear to me
    mi cara amicula, you are my dear beloved
    corculum es! you're my heart's delight!
    Girls: corculum es
    Girls: dic mi te me amare! (?) tell me you love me!
    Fellows: O tue oculi, Oh, your eyes
    ocelli lucidi, (?) your shinning orbs
    fulgurant, they are sparkling
    efferunt me velut specula. they reflect me like a mirror
    Girls: specula, specula, mirror, mirror,
    tu mihi specula? are you my mirror?
    Fellows: O tua blandula, blanda oh, charming, alluring
    blandicula, tua labella. and kindly speaking your lips
    Girls: cave, cavete! beware, beware everybody!
    Fellows: ad ludum polectant.
    Girls: cave, cavete! cavete! beware, beware everybody!
    Fellows: O tua lingula usque perniciter your tounge ever swiftly it darts
    vibrans ut vipera. like a serpent
    Girls: cavete, cave meam viperam, beware everybody,beware of my serpent
    nisi te mordet. lest it bite you
    Fellows: morde me! bite me!
    Girls: basia me! kiss me!
    Together: ah! ah!
    Fellows: O tuae mammulae. ah, your little breasts
    Girls: mammulae. little breasts
    Fellows: dulciter turgidae, gemina poma! sweetly swollen, twin apples
    Together: ah! ah!
    Fellows: mea manus est cupida, my hands are longing
    Fellow: O vos papillae horridulae! oh, your savage, pointedd nipples!
    Fellows: mea manus est cupida, my hands are longing
    illas prensare. to grasp them
    Girls: suave, suave lenire. it's delightful, delightful to soothe them
    Fellows: illas prensare, vehementer prensare. to grasp them, to grasp them firmly
    Together: ha! ha!
    Girls: O tua mentula. Oh, your penis
    Fellows: mentula. penis
    Girls: cupide saliens. longing eagerly
    Fellows: penipeniculus. little penis
    Girls: velus pisciculus. like a little fish
    Fellows: is qui desiderat tuam fonticulam. it longs for your little fountain
    Together: ah! ah!
    Girls: mea manus est cupida. my hands are longing
    Girl: coda, codicula, avida! penis, your little penis is eager
    Girls: mea manus est cupida illam captare. my hand is longing to capture it
    Fellows: petulanti manicula! naughty little hands!
    Girls: illam captare. to capture it
    Fellows: tu es Venus, Venus es! you are Venus, Venus you are!
    Girls: O me felicem! oh, how happy I am
    Fellows: in te habitant omnia gaudia, in you dwells all joy,
    omnes dulcedeines, all bliss
    omnes voluptas. all passion
    Fellows: in te, in tuo ingente amplexu in you, in your embrance
    tota est mihi vita. lies the whole of mylife
    Girls: O me felicem! oh, how happy I am!
    Together: eis aiona! forever!

    Old men: eis aiona! forever!
    O res ridicula! how absurd!
    immensa stultitia. that is utterly stupid
    nihil durare potest nothing can endure
    tempore perpetuo. throughout time everlastingly
    cum bene Sol nituit, once the Sun shone brightly
    redditur Oceano. it sets in the Ocean
    decrescit Phoebe, the Moon wanes
    quam modo plena fuit, how full it was a short while ago
    venerum feritas saepe fit aura levia. love's tempest often becomes a gentle breeze
    tempus amoris cubiculum non est the time for love is not in the bedroom
    sublata lucerna because the lamp has been taken away
    nulla est fides, there is no trust
    perfida omnia sunt. everything is treacherous
    O vos brutos, oh, you are dolts
    vos studidos, you are stupid
    vos stolidos! you are so dull!
    One old man: Lanternari, tene scalam! latern-bearer, hold the ladder!
    Old men: audite ac videte! listen and see!
    Catulli carmina. Catullus' poems
    Together: audiamus! we listen!
    • submitted by anil on September 8th, 2008
    • corrected on January 5th, 2009

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