Sù, sù, sù non piu dormir (Giovanni Ferretti)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-09-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 331 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sù, sù, sù non piu dormir
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 7


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Sù, sù, sù non piu dormir, che la notte se ne và!
Deh dimmi, cor mio bel, che voi?
Non dormir piu ch'io te'l dirò!
Stringimi ben ch'io moro, dolce vita mia.
Ahimè, non più, ché tu mi fai morire!

English.png English translation

Up, up, up, don't sleep anymore, for the night is flying!
Tell me, my sweetheart, what do you want?
Don't sleep anymore, and I will tell you.
Squeeze me tightly, so that I die, my sweetheart.
Ah, no more, you are making me die.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)