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Five Venetian 'boat songs'

Word count: 397

Song Cycle by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist

Original language: Cinque Canzonette veneziane "da battello"

1. Tell me that I am stupid

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

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Tell me that I am stupid
Tell me that I am an idiot
that I don't matter, 
O beautiful little face.

And know that if you thrash me
or make me  feel worse
I still can't be cured of my love.

If you commanded me
to throw myself  half in the fire,
I would not wait...
I would go immediately.

I would bear with pleasure
the burning of the flame,
because you are my darling,
My life.


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2. Those eyes they strike

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

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Those eyes they strike 
and  wound me  every time.
But more  than that,  darling,
they make me fall in love                                                           
with your beautiful little face.

Well, I really like you
but don't know if you realise  
that my poor heart
is totally distraught.


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3. Leave behind your bad moods

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

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Leave behind your bad moods 
Don't fixate on the things you see
Beta, you'll make yourself ill!

You were passionate like a fire,
plump  like a  figeater bird,
and now you are  thin like a streetlamp.

It truly mortifies me
because  I love you ...that  is a fact,
even though you don't know it.

And to tell you the truth                
to see you afflicted like this
truly  kills me.

It's a pity that your little face
is always so melancholy like this,
and doesn't want  to brighten up.

If you would pledge to be with me,
I would be at your disposal...
Command me!
I am here always for you.


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4. I feel that my heart is broken

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

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I feel that my heart is broken
having to leave ...
and  I feel abandoned.
I die of the passion
that will never be mine.
Without remaining with you,
I am in such pain.

Goodbye forever, goodbye.  
Ah, your image is locked in my heart.
Goodbye my sweet love.
Goodbye my star.
The tears trickle down,
Chance is so cruel...
Yes, leave it to Fate
Goodbye my beauty.


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5. Finally the weather is beautiful

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

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Finally the weather is beautiful,
so let's go to  the brothel,
let's go to enjoy ourselves, gallant young lads.
Don't let's wear ourselves out,
then we'll have more time to make love,
for the fruit of love is full of pains and tears.
Let's go and enjoy ourselves, gallant young lads!

Climb into the little boat, 
row with renewed vigour, 
echo the sounds, make a din.
But don't lets wear ourselves out,                                     
then we'll have more time to make love,
for the fruit of love is full of pains and tears.
Let's go and enjoy ourselves gallant young lads!


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