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  • La Catanzarese (The Maid of Catanzaro)
    Catanzaro (Calabria)

    Crudel! di che peccato a doler t'hai,
    Se d'uccider chi t'ama non ti penti?

    Se il mancar di tua fe si leggier fai,
    Di che altro peso il cor gravar ti senti?

    Come tratti il nemico, se tu dai
    A me che t'amo sì tanti tormenti?

    Ben dirò che justizia in ciel non sia,
    Se a veder tardi la vendetta mia.

    O cruel maid! what sin ever can torment you,
    If to kill me, your love, may not repent you?

    If you the faith you plighted can break so lightly,
    What else may bind your wanton heart more tightly?

    How will you treat a foe, then, if you so slight me,
    When thro' my loving heart you pain and spite me?

    I'll say, there lives no justice in heav'n above me,
    Should vengeance fail me, that no more you love me.

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    Marzo, Eduardo. Songs of Italy; sixty-five Tuscan, Florentine, Lombardian and other Italian folk- and popular songs. New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. 160


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