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Vago augelletto che cantando vai

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Vago augelletto che cantando vai,
over piangendo, il tuo tempo passato,
vedendoti la notte e 'l verno a lato
e 'l dí dopo le spalle e i mesi gai,

se, come i tuoi gravosi affanni sai,
cosí sapessi il mio simile stato,
verresti in grembo a questo sconsolato
a partir seco i dolorosi guai.

I' non so se le parti sarian pari,
ché quella cui tu piangi è forse in vita,
di ch'a me Morte e 'l ciel son tanto avari;

ma la stagione et l'ora men gradita,
col membrar de' dolci anni et de li amari,
a parlar teco con pietà m'invita.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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C. Monteverdi sets lines 1-8

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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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):

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Francisque Reynard) , title 1: "Canzone CCCLIII Vago augelletto"
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-11-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 14
Word count: 103

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