by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

È la vita un mar d'affanni
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
È la vita un mar d'affanni,
È procella di dolor;
Volan tristi i giorni, gli anni
Senza un riso dell'amor.


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 (Barbara Miller) , title 1: "Life is a sea of worries", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La vie est une mer de peines", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

Text added to the website: 2005-09-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
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La vie est une mer de peines
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
La vie est une mer de peines,
Une tempête de douleurs,
Les jours, les années volent tristement,
Sans un sourire d'amour.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2015-06-17 00:00:00
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