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Quell'ombr'esser vorrei

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Quell'ombr'esser vorrei
che 'l dì vi segue leggiadrett'e bella,
che s'or son servo, i' sarei vostr'ancella.
E quando parte il sole,
m'asconderei sotto quei bianchi panni:
lasso, ben ne gl'affanni,
ombr'ignuda d'uom vivo, Amor, mi fai,
ma non mi giungi a la mia donna mai.


Translation(s): FRE

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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: "Je voudrais être cette ombre", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-09-02 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

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Je voudrais être cette ombre

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

Je voudrais être cette ombre
Qui vous suit adorable et belle ;
Maintenant je suis votre serviteur, je voudrais être votre servante.
Et quand le soleil serait parti,
Je me cacherais sous ces habits blancs,
Hélas, dans mes tourments,
Amour, tu ne fais de moi que l'ombre d'un homme vivant
Mais tu ne me réunis jamais avec ma dame.


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Text added to the website: 2013-03-07 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 59