Hor qui son lasso By: Orlando di Lasso


Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)


Number of Voices: 5
Date: 16th century
Language: Italian
Tags: Petrarch lyrics madrigal Primo libro di madrigali a 5 voci translation


LyricsPoetic Translation
Or qui son, lasso, et voglio esser altrove;Here I am weary; I wish that I could leave here,
et vorrei piú volere, et piú non voglio;And wish to wish for more, and wish it never,
et per piú non poter fo quant'io posso;And do the best I can with hands that falter.
e d'antichi desir' lagrime noveBorn from old desire, these fresh tears grieve here.
provan com'io son pur quel ch'i' mi soglio,I'm what I've always been, the same as ever:
né per mille rivolte anchor son mosso.A thousand changes, yet I am unaltered.
PetrarchCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See Anthony S. Kline's work at Choral Public Domain Library.