by Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

S'andasse Amor a caccia
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
S'andasse Amor a caccia,
Grechin a lass'avria per suo diletto
e de le damme seguiria la traccia,
ché vago pargoletto
è questo come quello
e leggiadrett'e bello.
Vezzosetto Grechino,
se pur vol tuo destino
ch'egli sia cacciatore,
prendi costei mentr'ella fugge Amore.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Si Amour allait à la chasse", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-02
Line count: 10
Word count: 42

Si Amour allait à la chasse
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Si Amour allait à la chasse
Il aurait Grechino en laisse pour son plaisir,
Et suivrait les traces du gibier,
Car le garçon est charmant
Et l'un comme l'autre
Est gracieux et beau.
Charmant petit Grechino,
Si même ton destin veut
Qu'il soit chasseur,
Tu peux prendre celle-ci pendant qu'elle fuit Amour.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-03-07
Line count: 10
Word count: 52