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Stornello (1869)

Stornello

Tu dici che non m'ami... anch'io non t'amo...
Dici non vi vuoi ben, non te ne voglio.
Dici ch'a un altro pesce hai teso l'amo.
Anch'io in altro giardin la rosa coglio.
Anco di questo vo'che ci accordiamo:
Tu fai quel che ti pare, io quel che voglio.
Son libero di me, padrone è ognuno.
Servo di tutti e non servo a nessuno.
Costanza nell'amor è una follia;
Volubile io sono e me ne vanto.
Non tremo più scontrandoti per via,
Né, quando sei lontan mi struggo in pianto.
Come usignuol che uscì di prigionia
Tutta la notte e il dì folleggio e canto.

A little rhyme

You say you don't love me, so I don't love you...
You say don’t want it, so I don’t want you.
You say another fish has stretched the line,
So I will pluck a rose in another garden.
Once again we are in agreement:
You do as you like, I'll do as I please.
I myself am free, everyone is my master.
I am servant of all and servant of none.
Constancy in love is a madness:
I am fickle and proud of it.
I won’t flutter anymore if we pass in the street,
Nor, when you are far away, will I cry out in tears.
Like a nightingale freed from captivity
I’ll frolic and sing the whole night long.

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Composer

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He came from a modest family, and received a musical education thanks to a local patron. Influenced by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, Verdi achieved renown as an opera composer, both now and in his own time.

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