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Brindisi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Mescetemi il vino! Tu solo, o bicchiero,
Fra gaudi terreni non sei menzognero,
Tu, vita de' sensi, letizia del cor.
Amai; m'infiammaro due sguardi fatali;
Credei l'amicizia fanciulla senz'ali,
Follia de' prim'anni, fantasma illusor.

Mescetemi il vino, letizia del cor.

L'amico, l'amante col tempo ne fugge,
Ma tu non paventi chi tutto distrugge:
L'età non t'offende, t'accresce virtù.
Sfiorito l'aprile, cadute le rose,
Tu sei che n'allegri le cure noiose:
Sei tu che ne torni la gioia che fu.

Mescetemi il vino, letizia del cor.

Chi meglio risana del cor le ferite?
Se te non ci desse la provvida vite,
Sarebbe immortale l'umano dolor.
Mescetemi il vino! Tu sol, o bicchiero,
Fra gaudi terreni non sei menzognero,
Tu, vita de' sensi, letizia del cor.


Translation(s): CAT FRE GER GER

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CAT FRE by Giuseppe Verdi.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Brindis", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Toast", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Trinkspruch", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:40
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Toast

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Versez-moi du vin ! Toi seul, ô verre,
Parmi tous les plaisirs terrestres n'est pas un mensonge,
Toi, la vie des sens, la joie du cœur.
J'ai aimé ; deux regards fatals m'ont enflammé,
J'ai cru à l'amitié d'une jeune fille sans ailes,
Folie de jeunesse, fantasme illusoire.

Versez-moi du vin, la joie du cœur.

L'ami, l'amant fuira avec le temps,
Mais tu n'as pas peur ce qui détruit tout :
L'âge ne t'offense pas, il accroît ton courage.
Avril s'est fané, les roses sont tombées,
Tu es celui qui éclaire les soucis ennuyeux,
C'est toi qui ramènes la joie qui fut.

Versez-moi du vin, la joie du cœur.

Qui mieux que toi peut soigner le cœur de ses blessures ?
Si tu ne nous avais pas donné la vigne prévoyante,
La douleur humaine serait immortelle.
Versez-moi du vin ! Toi seul, ô verre,
Parmi tous les plaisirs terrestres n'est pas un mensonge,
Toi, la vie des sens, la joie du cœur.


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Text added to the website: 2015-06-13.
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