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Che t'ho fatt'io

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Che t’ho fatt’io
che tanto brami
la morte mia perché io non t’ami
non sai ch’io vivo sol del tuo splendore?
Ahi, duro core, ohimé, piega’l desio
Che t’ho fatt’io?
Che vanto avrai
ch’io mi consume
al chiaro sol de tuoi bei lumi?
Deh volgi al mio dolor pietoso il guardo,
ch’io moro ed ardo ahi se morir mi fai
Che vanto avrai?
D’un alma altera
che crudeltate
pregio non sia d’alta beltate,
ma di fedele amor, di pura fede
empia mercede, ahi, cor di cruda fera
D’un alma altera.
Sprezzi amore, ingrate seno,
già non voler ch’io venga meno,
gradisci almen ch’io t’ami, e quel tormento
ch’io per te sento, ahi dispietato core
se sprezzi amore.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Jordyn Elizabeth Beranek


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 (Jordyn Elizabeth Beranek) , title 1: "What have I done to you", copyright © 2014, (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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