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Al battitor di bronzo della sua...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Qvante volte ti bacio ò bronzo amato
nuntio importun di malgraditi amori
c'hanno i miei baci in si cocenti ardori
il segno delle labbra in te lasciato

Quante volte di lagrime bagnato
testimonio ti fò de' miei dolori
Quando escluso e deluso errar di fuori
l'ira mi fà d'un Demone adorato

Quanti la notte el dì teco ritorno
sdegnato à replicar colpi gelosi
con tuo danno altrui riso e nostro scorno

ma tu perdona a gli impeti amorosi
che spero al fin che vendicate vn giorno
vedrò l'ingurie mie ne' tuoi riposi.

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: "Au heurtoir de bronze de sa très cruelle dame", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-02-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
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Word count: 92

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Au heurtoir de bronze de sa très cruelle dame

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

Combien de fois je t'ai baisé, ô bronze aimé,
messager importun d'amours mal acceptés,
de sorte que mes baisers d'une ardeur si brûlante
ont laissé l'empreinte de mes lèvres sur toi.

Combien de fois baigné de mes larmes
t'ai-je fait témoin de ma douleur,
quand exclus et déçu, fou de fureur,
la colère d'un démon adoré me laisse dehors.

Combien nuit et jour de retour avec toi
de coups pleins de jalousie et répétés, 
à ton préjudice, les autres riaient de notre humiliation.

Mais toi, pardonne mes emportements amoureux,
et j'espère enfin que la récompense, un jour,
de mes tourments et ton repos, je les verrai.

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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: 2017-06-27.
Last modified: 2017-06-27 09:06:26
Line count: 14
Word count: 106