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Pastorello d'un povero armento

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Pastorello d'un povero armento  
pur dorme contento,
sotto l'ombra d'un faggio o d'alloro.

Io, d'un regno monarca fastoso,
non trovo riposo,
sotto l'ombra di porpora e d'oro.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [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):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A shepherd, though his flock be poor", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-07-23.
Last modified: 2018-07-23 22:32:35
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A shepherd, though his flock be poor

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

A shepherd, though his flock be poor,
still slumbers tranquilly
'neath the shadow of some
beech or laurel tree.

Though I be a monarch
of a kingdom known for ceremony,
I find no rest in the shadow
of the royal purple and gold.

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Text added to the website: 2018-07-25.
Last modified: 2018-07-25 16:30:54
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Word count: 43