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Quand'il tuo diavol nacque

Language: Italian

Quand' il tuo diavol nacque
il mio già andava a scuola,
sicchè a un'astuzia sola
il cor mai non soggiacque.
T'inghingheri; ti buzzichi,
fai per piacermi e stuzzichi...
Ma sai cos'è l'amor? Cos'è?
È un certo non so che
che niun comanda al cor.

Se finsi un solo istante
d'assecondar tue mire,
fu per non far poltrire
un cor d'antico amante.
Nessuno mai s'attedia
giucando tal commedia.
Ma sai cos'è l'amor? Cos'è?
È un certo non so che
che niun comanda al cor.

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Stuart Price


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Gretchen Armacost) , "When your devil was born", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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