Translation © by John Glenn Paton

Il giuramento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tuo, finche il sol rischiara,
mio ben, il cor sarà.
Cesso d'amarti, o cara,
quando più sol non v'ha.
Teco sarà quest'anima
d'amor soave unita,
godrem di vita in vita,
pura felicità.


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  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "The oath", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 8
Word count: 32

The oath
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
As long as the sun shines,
my dear, my heart will be yours.
I shall cease to love you, my dear,
when there is no more sun.
My soul will be united
with yours by sweet love;
we will enjoy from one life into another life
pure happiness.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-01-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 48