by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ch'i' t'ami, e t'ami piú de la mia vita
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Ch'i' t'ami, e t'ami piú de la mia vita,
se tu nol sai, crudele,
chiedilo a queste selve,
che tel diranno, e tel diran con esse
le fère loro e i duri sterpi e i sassi
di questi alpestri monti,
ch'i' ho sí spesse volte
inteneriti al suon de' miei lamenti.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Que je t'aime, et que je t'aime plus que ma vie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "¿Que si te amo, si te amo más que a mi vida?", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

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Que je t'aime, et que je t'aime plus que ma vie
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Que je t'aime, et que je t'aime plus que ma vie,
si tu le sais pas, cruelle,
demande-le à ces forêts,
et elles te le diront et, comme elles, te le diront
les bêtes sauvages et les branches dures et les rochers
de ces montagnes élevées
que si souvent
ont été touchés par le son de mes plaintes.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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.
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Text added to the website: 2013-01-25 00:00:00
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