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Io non fu' d'amar voi lassato unquancho

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Io non fu' d'amar voi lassato unquancho,
madonna, né sarò mentre ch'io viva;
ma d'odiar me medesmo giunto a riva,
et del continuo lagrimar so' stancho;

et voglio anzi un sepolcro bello et biancho,
che 'l vostro nome a mio danno si scriva
in alcun marmo, ove di spirto priva
sia la mia carne, che pò star seco ancho.

Però, s'un cor pien d'amorosa fede
può contentarve senza farne stracio,
piacciavi omai di questo aver mercede.

Se 'n altro modo cerca d'esser sacio,
vostro sdegno erra, et non fia quel che crede:
di che Amor et me stesso assai ringracio.

Translation(s): GER FRE


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl August Förster (1784 - 1841) , title unknown FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

Text added to the website: 2003-11-20.

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Nie ward ich, Herrin, müd'

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nie ward ich, Herrin müd', um Euch zu minnen, 
noch werd' ich's sein, weil ich am Leben bleibe;
vom eignen Haß nun doch ans Land ich treibe,
und kraftlos macht der Tränen endlos Rinnen.

Will lieber mir ein schön, weiß Grab gewinnen,
als daß zur Schmach man Euren Namen schreibe 
auf Marmor mir, trennt sich mein Geist vom Leibe,
der wohl nunmehr ihm länger wohnet innen.

Drum, kann ein Herz, in Lieb und Treu erfahren,
Euch, ohn' ihm Qualen zu bereiten, gnügen,
laßt diesem Euren Gnade widerfahren!

Meint Euer Zorn auf andre Art zu siegen, 
er irrt, und wird nie, was er denkt, gewahren;
das dank', o Lieb', ich mir und deinem Fügen!


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-20.