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Diseme pur balordo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Diseme pur balordo
Diseme pur cocal
che no ghe n'ho per mal,
museto belo.

Se anca me bastonè
o péso vu me fè
a tuto mi ghe fasso de capelo.

Se anca me comandessi
in fogo vivo andar,
mi no staria ...
a presto andaria.

Soportaria de cuor
de le fiamme l'ardor,
perchè vu sè el mio ben,
La vita mia.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Anne Evans


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: "Tell me that I am stupid", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-10-19 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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Word count: 61

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Tell me that I am stupid

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Tell me that I am stupid
Tell me that I am an idiot
that I don't matter, 
O beautiful little face.

And know that if you thrash me
or make me  feel worse
I still can't be cured of my love.

If you commanded me
to throw myself  half in the fire,
I would not wait...
I would go immediately.

I would bear with pleasure
the burning of the flame,
because you are my darling,
My life.

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Text added to the website: 2006-10-19 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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Word count: 77