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Con male nuove, non si può cantare

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Questa, questa è la nuova
ch'io v'ho da dire amanti,
ch'amando non si trova
altro che pene e pianti.
Ben il mio cor il prova
e volete ch'io canti.
Senta, senta chi brama
la canzonetta udire:
non s'ama, no, non s'ama
senza pena e martire.
A chi m'invita e chiama
altro non ho che dire.
Deh, cantar non mi fate,
che la canzon peggiora!
Quante bevande ingrate
fugge chi s'innamora!
Ha poca caritate
chi vuol ch'io canti ancora.

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: "Avec des mauvaises nouvelles, je ne peux chanter", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Avec des mauvaises nouvelles, je ne peux chanter

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

Voici, voici la nouvelle
que j'ai à vous dire, amants,
qu'en aimant on ne trouve
rien d'autre que des peines et des pleurs.
Mon cœur le prouve bien
et vous voulez que je chante.

Regardez, regardez qui désire ardemment
entendre la chanson :
personne n'aime, non, personne n'aime
sans peine ni souffrance.
À ceux qui m'invite ou m'appelle 
je n'ai rien d'autre à dire.

Ah, ne me faites pas chanter
car la chanson n'améliore rien.
Combien de boissons ingrates
fuient ceux qui s'éprennent !
Ils n'ont que peu de charité
ceux qui veulent que je chante encore.

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