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Sete pur fastidioso 

Language: Italian (Italiano)

"Sete pur fastidioso" 
Mi disse Lilla un dì, 
E con ciglio ritroso,  
Mirandomi partì. 
Stupido in un istante, 
Amator vaneggiante, 
Io di gir o restar irrisoluto, 
Il suo troppo parlar mi rese muto.
"Sete pur dispettoso" 
Gridò Lilla con me, 
Ma nel volto vezzoso 
Vermiglia ella si fè. 
Avvido de favori, 
Ammirai quei colori, 
Ma però vidi ben che quel rossore 
Nacque da sdegno sol, ma non d'amore.

Translation(s): FRE

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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: " Tu es tout à fait ennuyeux", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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 Tu es tout à fait ennuyeux

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

« Tu es tout à fait ennuyeux. »
M'a dit Lilla un jour,
Et avec les sourcils arqués,
Elle est partie en me regardant.
Je fus stupéfait en un instant,
Un amant déconcerté,
Ne sachant si je devais m'en aller ou rester,
Son discours me laissa sans voix.
« Tu es tout à fait ennuyeux. »
Me cria Lilla,
Mais son joli visage
Devint tout rouge.
Avide de faveur,
J'admirais ces couleurs,
Mais alors je vis bien que la rougeur
Venait seulement de la colère, pas de l'amour.

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