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Piango, è ver; ma non procede

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Piango, è ver; ma non procede
dall’affanno il pianto ognora;
quando eccede ha pur talora
le sue lagrime il piacer.
Bagno è ver di pianto il ciglio
ma permesso è al cor d’un figlio
questo tenero dover.

Translation(s): ENG

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I weep, it is true", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-05-12.
Last modified: 2018-08-14 21:04:18
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I weep, it is true

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

I weep, it is true.
But tears are not always the product of torment.
When pleasure overflows,
it is apt to produce tears likewise.

I do bathe the heavens
with my tears, it is true.
But for a son's heart,
this tender duty is permitted.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2018-06-09.
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