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Saper vorrei se m'ami

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Saper vorrei se m'ami,
s'altro che me tu brami,
se per me sola vivi,
se sai che vivo in te.

Questo saper vorresti?
[Questo saper vorrei?]
Oh quanto ingrata sei!
[Ingrata, oh Dio, perché?]

Sanno le piante,
ei monti, l'aure,
gli [augelli]1, ei fonti,
e sola tu non sai
l'anima mia qual è.

Lo so, ma bramo sentirlo,
sentirlo replicar.

Se insiem lo replichiamo
qual armonia de' far.
Comincia tu, che a canone
ti voglio seguitar.

Più di quest'occhi io t'amo,
più della vita assai
solo [sola] il mio ben sarai,
sempre, sempre ti vo' adorar.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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View original text (without footnotes)
1 augello (ant. e letter.) = uccello.
Soprano's text in [] brackets where different from tenor.

Submitted by David K. Smythe


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 (Margaret Smythe) , title 1: "I should like to know if you love me", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je voudrais savoir si tu m'aimes", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
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