Dulcinea is from the well-known musical, Man of La Mancha which is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. In the story, Don Quixote is a crazy old man who thinks that he is a noble knight. The song is sung by Don Quixote to a barmaid named Aldonza whom he believes is a beautiful fair maiden, his "queen." He names her Dulcinea, and sings of her beauty and virtue, believing that he has finally seen his true love. Although he has just met her, he feels that in his heart he has always known her.
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Texts of this song:
I have dreamed thee too long,
Never seen thee or touched thee.
But known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
Thou hast always been with me,
Though we have been always apart.
I see heaven when I see thee, Dulcinea,
And thy name is like a prayer
An angel whispers... Dulcinea... Dulcinea!
If I reach out to thee,
Do not tremble and shrink
From the touch of my hand on thy hair.
Let my fingers but see
Thou art warm and alive,
And no phantom to fade in the air.
I have sought thee, sung thee,
Dreamed thee, Dulcinea!
Now I've found thee,
And the world shall know thy glory,