by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE)
Translation © by Saúl Botero Restrepo

Iucundum, mea vita, mihi proponis amorem
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): SPA
Iucundum, mea vita, mihi proponis amorem
  hunc nostrum inter nos perpetuumque fore.1
di magni, facite ut vere promittere possit,
  atque id sincere dicat et ex animo,
ut liceat nobis tota perducere vita
  aeternum hoc sanctae foedus amicitiae.1

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1 Orff interpolates here the Italian words: "Dormi, dormi, dormi ancora"


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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Mario Rapisardi) , no title, first published 1889
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Me prometes, vida mía, que nuestro amor
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the Latin 
Me prometes, vida mía, que nuestro amor
será feliz y perpetuo. 1
Grandes dioses, haced que lo diga sinceramente 
y que mantenga su promesa
para que podamos tener por toda la vida 
el imperecedero lazo de un amor santo.1

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1 Translation of Orff's inserted words: "Duerme, duerme, duerme todavía."


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Word count: 39