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Nasce al bosco in rozza cuna

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Nasce al bosco in rozza cuna
un felice pastorello
e coll’aure di fortuna
giunge i regni a dominar.
Presso al trono in regie fasce
sventurato un altro nasce
e fra l’ire della sorte
va gli armenti a pascolar.

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) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-07-23.
Last modified: 2018-07-23 22:22:06
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Word count: 38

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In the woods, in a rough crib

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

In the woods, in a rough crib,
a happy, carefree shepherd is born,
and buoyed by the breezes of Fortune,
he comes to dominate empires.

Close to the throne, in kingly garb,
another unlucky soul is born,
and set upon by Fate's cruelty,
he goes forth to graze flocks.

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Text added to the website: 2018-08-16.
Last modified: 2018-08-16 01:12:48
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Word count: 49