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Se risolvi abbandonarmi tortorella scompagnata non so viver senza te. E se pensi non amarmi, fida più ma sventurata t’amerò, senza mercè.
- by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Se risolvi abbandonarmi", HWV 14 (1721), first performed 1721, from opera Floridante [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If you are set on abandoning me", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-04-24
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Word count: 22
If you are set on abandoning me, I know not how to live without you, a lonesome, estranged turtledove. And if you think not to love me, I shall love you as faithfully as mercilessly, more than ever, yet equally wretched.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2019-10-07
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Word count: 41