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Tra le speranze e'l timore

Language: Italian (Italiano)

"Timore, e che sarà?
Godremo sì o no?"
"Datemi libertà,
Speranze, e vel dirò
non s'accordano mai
le Speranze e 'l Timor,
ché l'uno sogna guai
e l'altre acceca Amor."
"Timore, di', pur di'!"
"Speranze, io vel dirò,
ma se dirò di no,
voi direte di sì."

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: "Entre l'espoir et la crainte", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:52:47

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Word count: 47

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Entre l'espoir et la crainte

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

« Crainte, que va-t-il arriver ?
Nous réjouirons-nous, oui ou non ? »
« Donne-moi la liberté,
espoir, et je te dirai :
ils ne s'accorderont jamais
l'espoir et la crainte,
car l'un songe aux ennuis,
et l'autre est aveuglé par l'amour. »
« Crainte, dis-moi, alors dis-moi ! »
« Espoir, je te le dirai,
mais si je dis non,
tu diras oui. »

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