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Dimmi, amor

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Dimmi amor, dimmi che fa 
La mia cara libertà?
Da che andò, come sai tu,
Alegarsi ad un bel crine,
Questo cor pien di ruine
Non l'ha poi rivista più!
Dimmi amor, dimmi che fa 
La mia cara libertà?

Un pensier il cor mandò
A trovarla in sue catene;
Ma per crescer le mie pene 
Il pensier mai non tornò!
Dimmi amor, dimmi che fa 
La mia cara libertà?
Dimmi amor, dimmi che fa 
La mia cara libertà?


Translation(s): ENG GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

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 (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Tell me, God of Love", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Sag' mir, Amor", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:16
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Word count: 78

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Tell me, God of Love

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Tell me, God of Love, tell me what
my dear freedom is doing.
Since it went away, as you know,
to tie itself to a handsome head of hair,
this -my- heart has not 
seen it ever again.
Tell me, God of Love, tell me what
my dear freedom is doing.

The heart sent a thought
to find it lying in chains;
but to increase my pains
the thought has never ever returned.
Tell me, Cupid, tell me what
my dear freedom is doing.
Tell me, Cupid, tell me what
my dear freedom is doing.


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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2009 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
Line count: 16
Word count: 95