So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo (Orazio Vecchi)

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General Information

Title: So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo
Composer: Orazio Vecchi

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Selva di varia ricreatione, no. 23

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

1. So ben mi c'ha bon tempo, Fa la la.
 Al so ma basta mo'. Fa la la.

2. So ben ch'è favorito, Fa la la.
 Ahime! no'l posso dir. Fa la la.

3. Oh! s'io potessi dire, Fa la la.
 Chi va, chi sta, chi vien. Fa la la.

4. La ti darà martello, Fa la la.
 Per farti disperar. Fa la la.

5. Saluti e baciamani, Fa la la la...
 Son tutti indarno affè. Fa la la.

6. Non giova fare il Zanni, Fa la la.
 Andando su e giù. Fa la la.

7. Al può ben impiccarsi, Fa la la.
 Ch'al non farà nient. Fa la la.

8. Passeggia pur chi vuole, Fa la la.
 Ch'el tempo perderà. Fa la la.

9. O parli, o ridi, o piangi, Fa la la.
 Non troverai pietà. Fa la la.

10. Dice il proverbio antico, Fa la la.
 Chi ha fatto suo buon pro. Fa la la.

English.png English text

1. I know well who has good time, Fa la la.
 I know but that's enough. Fa la la.

2. I know who is favorite, Fa la la.
 Alas! I can't tell. Fa la la.

3. Oh! if I could say! Fa la la.
 Who goes, who stays, who comes. Fa la la.

4. She will hammer you, Fa la la.
 To make you despair. Fa la la.

5. Greetings and kiss hands, Fa la la.
 They are all vain, in truth. Fa la la.

6. It's no use doing the buffoon, Fa la la.
 Going up and down. Fa la la.

7. You can also hang yourself, Fa la la.
 That she won't do anything. Fa la la.

8. Stroll in vain who wants to, Fa la la.
 That time will waste. Fa la la.

9. Either you talk, or you laugh, or you cry, Fa la la.
 You will not find mercy. Fa la la.

10. The ancient proverb says, Fa la la.
 Who have done, good for him. Fa la la.