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Italia mia

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Italian (Italiano)

Italia mia, benché'l parlar sia indarno
a le piaghe mortali
che nel bel corpo tuo sì spesse veggio,
piacem' almen che e' mia sospiri sian quali
sper' il Tever e l'Arno
e 'l Po, dove doglioso et grave hor' seggio
Rector' del cielo, io cheggio
che la pietà che Ti condusse in terra
Ti volga al tuo dilett' almo paese
Vedi, Signor' cortese
Di che levi cagion, che crudel guerra
I cori, che indur' et serra
Marte superb' et fero
apri Tu, Padre, e intenerisci et snoda
ivi fa che el tuo vero
qual io mi sia per la mia lingua s'oda.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Based on

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

Text added to the website: 2004-06-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 16
Word count: 102

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