Credete voi ch' i' viva pascendo il cor famelico e penoso del pensier amoroso? Ahi ch' i' ne moro perché vita e ristoro ben ho pensando, anima cara, in voi, ma quando penso poi ch' io ne son privo moro del cibo onde mi pasco e vivo.
- by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612) [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 Luca Marenzio (c1553 - 1599), "Credete voi ch'i' viva", 1599, from Ninth Book of Madrigals, no. 12. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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