by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Povero cor, tu palpiti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Povero cor, tu palpiti, 
ne a torto in questo di;
tu palpiti così, 
povero core.
Si tratta o Dio, di perdere 
per sempre il caro ben,
che di sua mano in sen 
m'inpresse amore.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

Poor heart, you flutter
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Poor heart, you flutter,
and not in error, on this day;
you flutter so much,
poor heart.

The reason is, oh God! you have lost
forever your dear one,
whose image was engraved upon you
by the hand of Cupid himself.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 41