Il singolare Maggio di Tressa

De' Soda Sisters
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Di giubilo ogni alma accendasiMay all souls light up with joy,
E lieta prendasi spasso e piacer,Have good time in glee and mirth,
E allegrisi, orquanto può,And rejoice as much as they can
Perché il bellissimo maggio tornò.Now that delightful May is back.
Le passere liete saltellanoSo happy, the sparrows are fluttering
E insiem s'abbellano col becco lor,And look so pretty with their bills,
E mostrano, or qua, or là,Showing with all their flapping
Quant'è gustevole la libertà.How freedom is pleasant to all of us.
Le lodole festose cantanoSo joyful, the larks are singing
E il dorso ammantano coi rai del sol,And wrap their back in the sunrays,
E dicono, col canto lor,Telling us with all their singing
Che amor dolcissimo gli punse il cor.That sweet love struck them in the heart.
Dilettaci col soavissimo canto,The lovely and graceful nightingale
Il carissimo vago usignuol,Delights us with its gentlest song,
E invitaci col suo cantarAnd calls us now by all its singing
Or l'amenissimo maggio a lodar.To praise the joyous month of May.
La florida stagion bellissimaAnd we hope for abundant harvest
Messe ricchissime promette a ognun,In all this wonderful time of the year,
Ma tolgonci sí bel piacerYet of all this pleasure we are deprived
Tant'arme orribili, tanti guerrier.By dreadful weapons, by men at war.
Gli strepiti, ahi!, che rimbombanoAlas! All the roaring clamour
D'armi che inondano il fosco suol,Of weapons is filling the sullen earth,
E sentasi che errando vaAnd you can hear Mars wandering,
Marte terribile, or qua, or là.Bringing his terror through all the land.
Deh, rendine, diranno, o amabileBut hearken, you sweetest Bridegroom,
Sposo, una stabile pace a ogni cuorGive lasting peace to every heart,
E spengasi, per tua pietà,And, by your mercy, may all the wrath
L'ira dei prìncipi che errando va.Of noble princes finally cool down.

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