Voi che te dica il vero a buona cera? (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-29)  CPDL #60710:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 268 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Voi che te dica il vero a buona cera?
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. 4

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Voi che te dica il vero a buona cera?
Che non ha troppo ch'io me n'adonai,
Ch'ai pocchi fatti, ma parole assai.

English.png English translation

Do you want me to tell you the truth with a cheerful face?
It has not been too long that I have been aware
that your actions are few, but your words too many.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)