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Gira il nemico insidioso

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Gira il nemico insidioso amore
la rocca del mio core.
Su presto ch'egli qui poco lontano
armi, armi alla mano.

Noi lasciamo accostar ch'egli non saglia
sulla fiacca muraglia,
ma facciam fuor una sortita bella,
butta, butta la sella.

Armi false non son ch'ei s'avvicina
col grosso la cortina.
Su presto, ch'egli qui poco discosto
tutti, tutti al suo posto.

Vuol degl'occhi attaccar il baloardo
con impeto gagliardo.
Su presto ch'egli qui senz'alcun fallo
tutti, tutti a cavallo.

Non è più tempo ohimé, ch'egli ad un tratto
del cor padron s'è fatto,
a gambe, a salvo chi si può salvare,
all'andare, all'andare.

Cor mio non val fuggir, sei morto e servo
d'un tiranno protervo
ch'el vincitor che già dentro alla piazza
grida foco, ammazza.

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: "L'amour insidieux et ennemi entoure", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 24
Word count: 124

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