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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non ci lusinghi più
con la tua dolce spene
vezzosa seruitù
libertà non più catene

Dunqu'era il mio bene
Dunqu'era il mio core
una donna infedel
priva d'Amore

oh stolido errore
per breve gioire
corteggiar pene
e vagheggiar martire

oh basso desire
oh alto arrischiato
chi gode nell'inferno
esser dannato

Non ci lusinghi più
con la tua dolce spene
vezzosa seruitù
libertà non più catene.

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

Text added to the website: 2009-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09

Line count: 20
Word count: 65

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

Tu ne nous séduis plus
avec ton doux espoir
servitude attirante.
Liberté ! plus de chaînes !

Ainsi était mon amour,
ainsi était mon cœur,
une dame infidèle,
sans amour.

Ô erreur stupide,
pour une courte joie,
courtiser une douleur
et languir pour le martyre.

Ô désir bas,
ô risque élevé,
pour qui jouit dans l'enfer
être damné.

Tu ne nous séduis plus
avec ton doux espoir
servitude attirante.
Liberté ! plus de chaînes !

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giulio Strozzi (1583 - 1660)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barbara Strozzi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-06-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-26 09:36:12

Line count: 20
Word count: 75