by Gianbattista Varesco (1735 - 1805)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Placido è il mar, andiamo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
 Placido è il mar, andiamo;
 Tutto ci rassicura.
 Felice avrem ventura,
 Sù,sù, partiamo or or'.

 Soavi zeffiri
 Soli spirate,
 Del freddo borea
 L'ira calmate.
 D'aura piacevole
 Cortesi siate,
 Se da voi spargesi
 Per tutto amor.


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Franz Wilhelm Abt.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Collet Dobson Collet)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La mer est paisible, allons", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-30
Line count: 14
Word count: 37

La mer est paisible, allons
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Chœur :
  La mer est paisible, allons,
  Tout ici est rassurant.
  Nous aurons une heureuse traversée,
  Allons, allons, partons maintenant.

  Doux zéphyrs,
  Soufflez seulement,
  Du froid Borée
  Calmez la colère. 
  D'un souffle agréable
  Soyez généreux,
  Que par vous soit répandu
  Partout l'amour.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-03
Line count: 14
Word count: 43