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Per un bacio

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Per un bacio che rubbai 
Dalle labra del mio bene, 
In prigion di mille guai 
Rinserrato Amor mi tiene. 
Al Giudice fiero 
Ch'udendo ci stà, 
La mia sdegnosetta 
Dimanda vendetta; 
Io chiedo pietà. 
Ma sono intese, oh Dio, 
Le sue querelle e non il pianto mio.
Ben lo so ch’a suo riguardo 
Mi fara morire al fine, 
O col foco d’un bel guardo, 
O col laccio d’un bel crine. 
Ma s’egli lo vole, 
Finir anch’io vò 
La vita el tormento, 
E lieto e contento 
A morte n’andrò. 
Pur che mi lasci ancora 
Render ciò che rubbai prima che mora.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Jennifer Gliere


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pour un baiser", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-11.
Last modified: 2017-05-11 15:14:53
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Word count: 99

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Pour un baiser

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

Pour un baiser que j'ai volé
Aux lèvres de mon amour,
Dans une prison de mille maux
L'amour me tient enfermée.
Au juge féroce
Qui entend nos plaintes
Mon amante dédaigneuse
Demande vengeance ;
Je demande la clémence.
Mais, ô dieu, on entend 
Ses querelles et pas ma plainte.
Je sais bien que son beau regard
Me fera mourir à la fin,
Ou par le feu de beaux yeux,
Ou par le piège d'une belle chevelure.
Mais si c'est ce qu'il veut
Je veux mettre un terme 
À ma vie et à mon tourment,
Et joyeux et content
J'irai vers la mort.
Pourvu qu'on me laisse encore
Rendre ce que j'ai volé avant de mourir.

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Text added to the website: 2017-05-23.
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