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La Travagliata

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Soccorrete, luci avare,
un che muore di dolore;
con un vostro sguardo almeno!
Si può fare del guardare
carità che costi meno?

Proferite, labra care,
sole sole due parole
a chi muor cortesi almeno!
Si può fare del parlare
cortesia che importi meno?

Sodisfate, se vi pare,
un costante fido amante
con un vostro bacio almeno!
Si può dare del baciare
guiderdon che vaglia meno?

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: "La femme tourmentée", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24.
Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:45:00
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La femme tourmentée

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

Venez au secours, yeux avares,
D'une personne qui meurt de chagrin ;
avec seulement un de vos regards !
Pouvez-vous d'un regard faire
une charité qui coûte moins ?

Proférez, lèvres chères,
seulement deux mots
un peu aimables à quelqu'un qui se meurt !
Pouvez-vous d'une parole faire
une amabilité qui importe moins ?

Satisfaites, si vous voulez,
un amant constant et fidèle
avec seulement un baiser !
Pouvez-vous d'un baiser donner
une récompense qui vaut moins ?

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-18.
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