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Amor l'ali m'impenna

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Amor l'ali m'impenna,
[Amor caro, amor dolce]1, amor felice,
Tal [ch'i'non]2 spero più nè più mi lice.
Passò monti e procelle,
Passò [il cielo]3 e le stelle...
Del piacer [questo è il]4 regno!
Ah mia fortuna non se l'abbia a sdegno!
Questo, questo m'accora,
Ch'altri cadèo dal paradiso ancora!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Caccini: "Amor dolce, amor caro"
2 Caccini: "che non"
3 Caccini: "'l ciel"
4 Caccini: "quest'è 'l" ; Hawley: "quest' è il"

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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51

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Word count: 49

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Love gives me wings

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Love gives me wings,
dearest, sweetest, happiest love, 
such that I dare not hope to enjoy,
nor which is permitted to me anymore.
It has triumphed over mountains, storms, 
the heavens, and the stars...
This is the kingdom of pleasure!
May my fortune not be held in scorn!
May it hasten to me,
and let others fall once more from paradise!

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Translations of title(s):
"Amor l'ali m'impenna" = "Love gives me wings"
"Madrigale" = "Madrigal"


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