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Se lamentar augelli, o verdi fronde

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Se lamentar augelli, o verdi fronde
mover soavemente a l'aura estiva,
o roco mormorar di lucide onde
s'ode d'una fiorita et fresca riva,

là 'v'io seggia d'amor pensoso et scriva,
lei che 'l ciel ne mostrò, terra n'asconde,
veggio, et odo, et intendo ch'anchor viva
di sí lontano a' sospir' miei risponde.

«Deh, perché inanzi 'l tempo ti consume?
- mi dice con pietate - a che pur versi
degli occhi tristi un doloroso fiume?

Di me non pianger tu, ché' miei dí fersi
morendo eterni, et ne l'interno lume,
quando mostrai de chiuder, gli occhi apersi».

Translation(s): GER FRE


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Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl August Förster (1784 - 1841) , title unknown FRE
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Wenn Vöglein klagen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn Vöglein klagen und in grünen Zweigen 
mit lindem Säuseln Sommerlüftchen beben,
wenn dumpfen Murmelns lichte Wellen steigen
und um beblümte, frische Ufer weben,

sitz ich und schreib, in Liebe hingegeben,
und, die der Himmel uns geruht zu zeigen,
die Erde barg, seh ich dann noch am Leben
und fernher meinen Seufzern hold sich neigen.

"Warum ach! vor der Zeit dich so verbluten?"
spricht sie voll Mitleids. "Warum nur vergießen 
aus trüben Augen schmerzensvolle Fluten?

Nicht klag' um mich; ich starb, um zu genießen 
ein ewig Dasein, und in ewgen Gluten 
erschloß mein Aug' ich, da ich's schien zu schließen."

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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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.