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Vorrei di te fidarmi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Vorrei di te fidarmi
ma per usanza antica
inteso ad ingannarmi
io ti conosco amor.

Se t'accarezzo amica
tu mi prepari un laccio;
se ti raccolgo in braccio,
tu mi ferisci il cor.

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Submitted by Barbara Miller and Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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 (Barbara Miller) , "I want to trust you", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "I would like to trust you", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-12-05.
Last modified: 2018-08-15 23:08:35
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Word count: 33

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I would like to trust you

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

I would like to trust you
but by past experience
you intend to deceive.
I know you, Love,

If I caress you ad a friend
you prepare me a noose;
if I pick you up in my arms,
you wound my heart.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2015 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2015-12-26.
Last modified: 2018-04-21 20:43:10
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Word count: 42