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O miei tristi pensier, che vergognosi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

O miei tristi pensier, che vergognosi  
dentro il sen v'ascondete, or che siam soli
uscite fuor dell'affannoso petto.
Che mi giova, a dispetto
delli natali miei, della mia sorte,
aver saputo co' lo scaltro ingegno
una corona, un regno
e il titolo acquistar di re de' Corsi,
se timido e meschino
son costretto a fuggir ed a celarmi?
E a qual birbon della più vil canaglia
Genova pon sul capo mio la taglia?
In ciaschedun che incontro
un assassin pavento,
a ogni passo un'insidia, un tradimento,
un colpo d'archibuso o di pistola,
o un coltel nella gola;
se desino, se ceno,
temo ch'ogni boccon non sia veleno,
e in mezzo a tanti guai per tormentarmi
mancava l'ostessina,
quella crudel che ognora
quanto mi sprezza più, più m'innamora.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "O my sad thoughts, shamefully hiding", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-06-05.
Last modified: 2018-08-16 14:50:03
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Word count: 127

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