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S'io esca vivo de' dubbiosi scogli

Language: Italian (Italiano)

S'io esca vivo de' dubbiosi scogli
et arrive il mio esiglio ad un bel fine,
ch'i'sarei vago di voltar la vela
e l'ancore gettar in qualche porto!
Se non ch'i'ardo come acceso legno,
sì m'è duro lassar l'usata vita.
Signor della mia fine e della vita:
prima ch'io fiacchi il legno tra li scogli
drizza a buon porto l'affannata vela.

Submitted by Steven Cox


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: 2009-09-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
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