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Il bianco e dolce cigno

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Il bianco e dolce cigno 
cantando more, ed io 
piangendo, giung' al fin del viver mio.
Stran' e diversa sorte, 
ch'ei more sconsolato,
Ed io moro beato. 
Morte che nel morire
M'empie di gioia tutt' e di desire;
Se nel morir' altro dolor non sento,
Di mille mort' il di sarei contendo.

Translation(s): ENG DUT GER


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Tinelot Wittermans) , title 1: "The white and lovely swan", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Tinelot Wittermans) , title 1: "De witte en lieflijke zwaan", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anton Gatscha) , title 1: "Der weiße, stille Schwan"

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