by Francesco Maria Piave (1810 - 1876)

Anzoleta co passa la regata
Language: Italian - Venetian (dialect) 
Available translation(s): ENG
I xe qua, i xe qua, vardeli, vardeli,
povereti i ghe da drento,
ah contrario tira el vento,
i gha l'acqua in so favor.

El mio Momolo dov'elo?
ah lo vedo, el xe secondo.
Ah! che smania! me confondo,
a tremar me sento el cuor.

Su, coragio, voga, voga,
prima d'esser al paleto
se ti voghi, ghe scometo,
tutti indrio ti lassarà.

Caro, caro, par che el svola,
el li magna tuti quanti
meza barca l'è andà avanti,
ah capisso, el m'a vardà.

Note: paleto = a pole planted in the Canal Grande, at Santa Chiara's, around which the racers turn to aim at the goal.

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

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


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 83