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

Non so dirti il mio contento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non so dirti il mio contento:
Si confonde il pensier mio
Fra que' teneri, ch'io sento,
Dolci moti del mio cor.

Mille affetti uniti insieme
Fanno a gara in questo petto:
V'è la gioia, v'è la speme,
V'è il rispetto e v'è l'amor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I cannot tell you how happy I am", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

I cannot tell you how happy I am
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I cannot tell you how happy I am!
My thoughts are all turned inside out
amidst the tender motions
I feel in my heart.

A thousand different feelings
compete for dominance in my breast.
There's joy, then there's hope,
then respect, and love.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 43