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Oh! se tu fossi meco

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Oh! se tu fossi meco
Sulla barchetta bruna,
Che al raggio della luna
Vedi pel mar fuggir!

Oh! se tu fossi meco
Ti rapirei, mio bene,
Alle infelici arene
Dove dobbiam languir.

Soli, sull'ampio seno
Dell'oceàn gemente,
Soli, del ciel tacente
Sotto l'immenso vel.

Libero pianto almeno
Sparger potremmo lamenti,
Lamenti non traditi
Da testimon crudel.

E in rammentar gli orrori
Di questa vita oscura,
La tua, la mia sventura
Ed il commun soffrir;

Stancati vïatori,
Noi chiederemmo al mare
O porto per posare,
O abisso per morir.

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)

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

  • ENG English (Anne Evans) , title 1: "Desire", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47
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