by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Io non so se amor tu sei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Io non so se amor tu sei
che penar così mi fai;
ma se amor tu fossi mai
ah nasconditi nel sen.
Se di nascermi nel petto
impedirti io non potei,
a morirvi ignoto affetto
obbligarti io voglio almen.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I do not know if it is you, Love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-05-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 39