Giuseppe Verdi : La Paterna Mano from Macbeth


Giuseppe Verdi : La Paterna Mano from Macbeth

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About 'La Paterna Mano from Macbeth'

Artist: Verdi, Giuseppe (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:October 10, 1813
Died:January 27, 1901
The Artist:Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 - January 27, 1901) was one of the great composers of Italian opera. A composer of romantic music, his work was already very popular during his lifetime and remains so today.
Composed:1847
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LYRICS:
O figli, o figlio miei!
Da quel tiranno tutti uccisi voi foste
E insiem con voi la madre
Sventurata!
Ah, fra gli artigli di quel tigre
Io lasciai la madre e i figli?

Ah, la paterna mano non vi fu scudo
O cari
Dai perfidi sicari che a morte
Vi ferîr!
E me fuggiasco, occulto voi
Chiamavate invano
Coll'ultimo singulto, coll'ultio respir
Ah! trammi al tiranno in faccia
Signore, e s'ei mi sfugge
Possa a colui le braccia del tuo

TRANSLATION:
Alas, a father's hand was not there
to shield you, my dear ones,
from the treacherous assassins
who put you to death.
And in vain you called on me,
a fugitive, in hiding,
with your last gasp,
with your last breath.
Lord, bring me face to face
with this tyrant, and if he escapes me
let your merciful arms
open to him.


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