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

Intendo amico rio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Intendo amico rio
quel basso mormorio;
tu chiedi in tua favella
il nostro ben dov’è.

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Oh, friendly river
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Oh, friendly river,
I hear your soft murmur.
As you flow forth telling your tale,
you ask, "Where is our beloved?"

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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-29
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Word count: 21