Translation © by Emily Ezust

Las locas por amor
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
-- "Te amaré, diosa Venus, si prefieres
que te ame mucho tiempo y con cordura."
Y respondió la diosa de Citeres:
--"Prefiero, como todas las mujeres,
que me amen poco tiempo y con locura."1

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1 Turina adds a repetition of part of the first line, which becomes an answer: "Te amaré diosa Venus, te amaré."


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Mad for love", copyright © 2020
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les folles d'amour", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Verrückt vor Liebe", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 34

Mad for love
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
"I shall love you, goddess Venus, if you wish
for me to love you for a long time and with good sense."
And the goddess of Cythera responded,
"I prefer, as all women do, 
for you to love me for a short time and with madness."1

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1 Turina adds a repetition, which becomes a response: "I shall love you, goddess Venus."


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2020 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-04
Line count: 5
Word count: 46