by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749 - 1838)

Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto,    
la tua povera Zerlina:
starò qui come agnellina
le tue bòtte ad aspettar.
Lascerò straziarmi il crine,
lascerò cavarmi gli occhi;
e le tue care manine
lieta poi saprò baciar.
Ah, lo vedo, non hai core!
Pace, pace, o vita mia!
In contento ed allegria
notte e dì vogliam passar.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-24
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Word count: 55