Da scirocco a tramontana
Language: Italian (Italiano)
Da scirocco a tramontana,
da levante a mezzogiorno
è palese intorno, intorno
la mia antica nobiltà.
Ho gran feudi ed ho vassalli,
ho più nonni marescialli,
più sorelle principesse,
tre regine, sei contesse,
dieci consoli romani,
ed i principi, i sovrani,
non si posson numerar.
Ma cospetto! Voi ridete?
Signor mio, non li vedete?
Ecco Numa, ecco Scipione,
Marco Aurelio, Marco Agrippa,
Muzio Scevola, e Catone,
e quei due che vanno a spalla
son Tiberio e Caracalla.
Con rispetto salutateli
a ciascun di qua di là.
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "From the south unto the north", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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From the south unto the north
Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)
From the south unto the north,
from east unto west,
my ancient nobility
is beyond self-evident:
witness my great fiefs and vassals,
my myriad marshal grandfathers,
my sisters who are princesses,
three queens, six countesses,
ten consuls of Rome,
the innumerable princes and kings.
You actually laugh?
Sir, don't you see them?
Numa Pompilius, Scipio,
Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Agrippa,
Mutius Scaevola, Cato,
and those two that tower above the rest
are Tiberius and Caracalla.
bow your head low to each one, everywhere.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giuseppe Petrosellini (1727 - 1799), "Da scirocco a tramontana"
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2018-06-07.
Last modified: 2018-06-07 17:05:42
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Word count: 86