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La Travagliata

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Soccorrete, luci avare,
un che muore di dolore;
con un vostro sguardo almeno!
Si può fare del guardare
carità che costi meno?

Proferite, labra care,
sole sole due parole
a chi muor cortesi almeno!
Si può fare del parlare
cortesia che importi meno?

Sodisfate, se vi pare,
un costante fido amante
con un vostro bacio almeno!
Si può dare del baciare
guiderdon che vaglia meno?

English

The Tormented Woman

Help, you greedy eyes,
one who is dying of grief,
with just one glance of yours!
Is there any act of charity
which costs less?

Utter, dear lips,
just two little courteous words
to one who is dying!
Is there any token of caring
that costs less than two words?

Satisfy, if you would be so kind,
a constant and faithful lover
with just one kiss!
Is there any recompense
which costs less?

Translated by:

Candace Magner

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La Travagliata

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    • Track #5 - La Travagliata - Soccorrete, luci avare, Op 2 (S, hps) [5:12]
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