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Donna, se m’ancidete

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Donna, se m’ancidete
la mia vita sarete,
nè sperate già più ch’io chieggi aita.
Se amara è la mia vita, 
dolce sia la mia morte. 
Così, cangiando sorte, 
la mia vita sarete, 
donna, se m’ancidete.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Herrin, wenn Ihr mich tötet", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-12-13.
Last modified: 2015-12-13 18:57:05
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Herrin, wenn Ihr mich tötet

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Herrin, wenn Ihr mich tötet,
dann werdet Ihr mein Leben sein. 
Hofft dabei nicht, dass ich Euch jetzt um Hilfe bitte.
Wenn bitter mir das Leben,
lasst süß den Tod mir sein. 
Und so, mein Los verändernd, 
seid Ihr mein Leben dann, 
wenn Ihr mir gebt den Tod.

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-13.
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Word count: 48