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Io non so se amor tu sei

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Io non so se amor tu sei
che penar così mi fai;
ma se amor tu fossi mai
ah nasconditi nel sen.
 
Se di nascermi nel petto
impedirti io non potei,
a morirvi ignoto affetto
obbligarti io voglio almen.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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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) , "I do not know if it is you, Love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2018-05-12.
Last modified: 2018-05-12 11:42:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

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I do not know if it is you, Love

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

I do not know if it is you, Love,
who causes me to suffer so.
But if you are not Love,
pray hide yourself in my breast.

If I can't prevent you 
from being born in my heart,
I must at least oblige you,
ignoble affection, to perish.


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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Metastasio (1698 - 1782), "Io non so se amor tu sei", appears in Antigono
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Giovanni Adolfo Hasse. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-06-09.
Last modified: 2018-06-09 14:25:10
Line count: 8
Word count: 48