by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Before you can say, "Come" and "Go"
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Before you can say, "Come" and "Go",
And breathe twice, and cry, "So, so,"
Each one, tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and mow.
Do you love me, master? no?

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Vieni e vai
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Prima che dire possiate, "Vai" e "vieni qui",
E, sospirando due volte, diciate "così" e "così",
ognuno di noi, con passo leggero,
fra smorfie e boccacce sarà subito qui.
Mi ami, padrone, è vero?

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Text added to the website: 2008-12-03 00:00:00
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