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Intenerite voi, lagrime mie

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Intenerite voi, lagrime mie, 
Intenerite voi quel duro core
Che 'n van percoss'Amore. 
Versat'a mille a mille, 
Fate di piant' un mar, dolenti stille. 
O che 'l mio vago scoglio
D'alterezz'e d'orgoglio 
Ripercosso da voi men duro sia,
O se n'esca con voi l'anima mia.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by John Versmoren


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: "Erweicht, meine Tränen", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47
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Word count: 45

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Erweicht, meine Tränen

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

Erweicht, meine Tränen,
erweicht dieses harte Herz,
das die Liebe vergebens bestürmt.
Ergießt euch tausendfach
und schafft ein Tränenmeer bitterer Tropfen.
Entweder erweicht ihr den verzaubernden Fels
aus Stolz und Hochmut
durch eure sanfte Flut,
oder lasst meine Seele mit euch strömen.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Ottavio Rinuccini (1562 - 1621)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Sigismondo d'India, Angelo Notari. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-07-06.
Last modified: 2016-07-06 11:46:12
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