Rigoletto (Act 3) - Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after: Le Roi s'amuse

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La donna è mobile
qual piuma al vento,
muta d'accento
e di pensier.
Sempre un'amabile
leggiadro viso,
in pianto o in riso
è menzognero.
La donna è mobile, ecc.
È sempre misero
chi a lei s'affida
chi le confida
mal cauto il cor!
Pur mai non sentesi
felice appieno
chi su quel seno
non liba amor!

Women are as fickle
as feathers in the wind,
simple in speech,
and simple in mind.
Always the loveable,
sweet, laughing face,
but laughing or crying,
the face is false for sure.
Women are as fickle, etc.
If you rely on her
you will regret it,
and if you trust her,
you are undone!
Yet none can call himself
fully contented
who has not tasted
love in her arms!
English translation: Dale McAdoo (copyright EMI US Ltd, 1956, revised 1989)

(Aν και προς το τέλος μας...
 τα χάλασε ο Di Stefano, στο συγκεκριμένο -νομίζω- ζωγραφίζει. :-))
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