Amatemi ben mio (Luca Marenzio)

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General Information

Title: Amatemi ben mio
Composer: Luca Marenzio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA or SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Il quarto libro delle villanelle a tre voci, no. 24

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Amatemi, ben mio,
Che se d’amarmi,
dolce vita mia,
Non vi mostrate pia,
Viverò sconsolato,
Sol per amarvi,
Non essendo amato.

French.png French translation

Aimez-moi, mon bien,
Car si, de m'aimer, ma douce vie,
Vous ne vous montrez pas généreuse,
Je vivrai inconsolable,
N'aimant que vous
Sans être aimé.