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Povera me!

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Povera me che non pensavo al fine,
quando di voi mi presi a innamorare,
e non guardai a dir: "son poverina,"
che da' vostri occhi mi lasciai legare!
io mi lasciai legar ed era sciolta,
merito questo e peggio un'altra volta.
Povera me che non pensavo al fine,
quando di voi mi presi a innamorare!

Sento la morte, e la vedo venire,
la vedo che mi prende per mano,
e l'uscio della chiesa vedo aprire,
sento suonar a morte le campane;
Quando m'incontri, fallo il pianto amaro,
Ricordati di me, quando t'amavo.
Quando m'incontri, volgi i passi indietro,
Ricordati di me quand' era teco!

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE by Pauline Viardot-García.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Louis Pomey (1835 - 1901) GER by Pauline Viardot-García.

Text added to the website: 2013-08-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:59
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Word count: 104

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