The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Giusta negativa

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non mi dite ch'io canti
poter d'amor, perché dirò che sete
de' musici il flagello e degli amanti.
No no no signor no,
bocca non aprirò.
A chi cantar dev'io
s'il bell'idolo mio
lungi è da me?
Venga l'idolo mio
ch'io canto affé.

Non mi dite ch'io suoni,
forza del ciel, vi manderò là dove
non mancano altri a voi musici buoni.
No no no signor no,
tasto non toccherò.
A chi sonar dev'io
s'il bell'idolo mio
lungi è da me?
Venga l'idolo mio
ch'io suono affé.

Translation(s): FRE

List of language codes

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: "Refus juste", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24.
Last modified: 2017-05-24 03:20:36
Line count: 20
Word count: 87

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works