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Donna non sa che dice, non dice che sa

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Lusinghiera d'amori
La vezzosa speranza
È un veleno dei cori.
Oh Dio, ch'io so
La femminile usanza,
Non è di donna mai
Promessa vera.
Così va, molto ha più
Chi nulla spera.
Cianciosetta ridente
Con piena cortesia
Ai miei preghi acconsente.
Oh Dio, ch'io so
La femminil bugia;
Non è di donna mai
Bocca verace.
Così va, parla più
Donna che tace.
Mentitrice d'affetti
Tutta piacevolezza
Si dimostra ai miei detti!
Oh Dio, ch'io so
La femminil vaghezza;
Non è di donna mai
Salda la fede.
Così va, gode più
Chi meno il crede.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Une femme ne sait pas ce qu'elle dit, elle ne dit pas ce qu'elle sait", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-21 03:08:45

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Word count: 94

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