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Amor che deggio far?

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Amor che deggio far
se non mi giova amar con pura fede?
Servir non vò così,
piangendo notte e dì per chi no'l crede!

E non si può veder
l'amoroso pensier da l'orecchio umano?
Dunque un fido amator
dovrà nel suo dolor languire in vano?

Intesi pur talor
che nella fronte il cor si porta scritto,
or, come a me non val
scoprir l'interno mal nel volto afflitto?

Ingiustissimo Re,
perché la vera fe' nota non fai?
Perché lasci perir
voci, sguardi e sospir, se 'l vedi e 'l sai?

O come sarìa pur
A mor dolce e sicur se'l cor s'aprisse!
Non soffrirebbe già
donna senza pietà ch'altrui morisse.

E dunque sotto il ciel
non v'è d'alam fedel segno verace?
Ahi fato, ahi pena, ahi duol!
Or credami chi vuol, ch'io mi dò pace.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2008-09-04 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 24
Word count: 135

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