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Cantai un tempo e se fu dolce il canto

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Cantai un tempo e se fu dolce il canto,
questo mi tacerò, ch'altr'il sentiva.
Or è ben giont'ogni mia festa a riva
ed ogni mio piacer rivolto in pianto.
O fortunato chi raffrena in tanto
il suo desio: che riposato viva!
Di riposo e di pac'il mio mi priva:
così va ch'in altrui pon fede tanto.

Translation(s): FRE

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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) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "J'ai chanté un temps, et si le chant fut doux", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 8
Word count: 56

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