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Sí ch'io vorrei morire

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Sí ch'io vorrei morire 
ora che bacio, Amore,
la bella bocca del mio amato core.
Ahi, cara e dolce lingua,
datemi tant'umore,
che di dolcezz'in questo sen m'estingua!
Ahi, vita mia, a questo bianco seno,
deh, stringetemi fin ch'io venga meno!
Ahi bocca, ahi baci, ahi lingua, torn'a dire:
«Sí ch'io vorrei morire.»

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Oui, je voudrais mourir", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Oui, je voudrais mourir

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Oui, je voudrais mourir
au moment où j'embrasse, Amour,
la belle bouche de mon cœur bien-aimé.
Ah, chère et douce langue,
donne-moi tant d'humidité
que je disparaisse dans la douceur de ce sein.
Ah, ma vie, contre ce sein blanc,
ah, tiens-moi jusqu'à ce que je défaille.
Ah, bouche, ah, baiser, ah, langue, je continue de le dire :
« Oui, je voudrais mourir. »

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Mauritio Moro
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Claudio Monteverdi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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Word count: 65