Translation © by Laura Prichard

Ho messo nuove corde al mandolino
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ho messo nuove corde al mandolino
Perché le voglio far le serenate,
E gliene voglio far sera e mattino
E verno e state.

E farò sì che per le mie canzone
Vada costei famosa e disiata,
Come la bella Donna d'Avignone
Un tempo è stata.

E si dirà. "Qual è cotesta stella
Ond'il mondo ragiona? Oh come ha'l viso?"
Ed io: "Non se ne trova una sì bella
In Paradiso."

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "I put new strings on the mandolin", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2004-08-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 70

I put new strings on the mandolin
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I put new strings on the mandolin
Because I want to serenade her,
And I want do it during the evening and morning
In winter and summer.

And because of my songs
She will become famous and pursued,
Like fair lady of Avignon
Once upon a time.

And it will be said. “What kind of star is this,
The world is talking about? What is it about her face?”
And I [respond]: “None can be found who are more fair
In Paradise.”

Note on line 1-4: "verno" and "state" are variants of “hiverno” and “estate”.

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Text added to the website: 2016-02-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-02-08 17:24:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 82