by Francesco Maria Piave (1810 - 1876)
Translation © by Paolo Montanari

Anzoleta dopo la regata
Language: Italian - Venetian (dialect) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ciapa un baso, un altro ancora,
caro Momolo, de cuor;
qua destrachite che xe ora
de sugarte sto sudor.

Ah t'o visto co passando
su mi l'ocio ti a butà
e go dito respirando:
un bel premio el ciaparà,

sì, un bel premio in sta bandiera,
che xe rossa de color;
gha parlà Venezia intiera,
la t'a dito vincitor.

Ciapa un baso, benedeto,
a vogar nissun te pol,
[de casada, de tragheto]1
ti xe el megio barcarol.

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1 the two kinds of gondoliers: "de casada", serving at a nobleman's household, "de tragheto", the equivalent of a modern taxi-driver


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  • ENG English (Paolo Montanari) , title 1: "Anzoleta after the regatta", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Anzoleta after the regatta
Language: English  after the Italian - Venetian (dialect) 
Have a kiss!, another one!,
dear Momolo, from my heart;
rest here, for it's high time
to dry this sweat.
Ah, I saw you when, as passing,
you threw a glance at me
and I said, breathing again:
he's going to win a good prize,
indeed, the prize of this flag,
that is the red one;
the whole Venice spoke:
she declared you the winner.
Have a kiss, God bless you!,
no one rows better than you,
of all the breeds of gondoliers
you're the best.


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Line count: 16
Word count: 86