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  • L'Addio del Volontario (The Volunteer's Farewell)
    Florence (Tuscany)

    1.
    Addio, mia bella, addio,
    L'armata se ne va,
    Se non partissi anch'io,
    Sarebbe una viltà.

    2.
    Il sacco e le pistole,
    Lo schioppo io l'ho con me:
    Allo spuntar del sole
    Io partirò da te.

    3.
    Asciuga o bella il ciglio,
    Sol dei codardi è il duol,
    Chi dell'Italia è figlio
    Muora pel patrio suol.

    4.
    Non è fraterna guerra,
    La guerra ch'io farò
    Dall'italiana terra
    L'estraneo scaccerò

    5.
    Non pianger, mio tesoro,
    Forse ritornerò,
    E se in battaglia moro,
    In ciel ti rivedrò.

    6.
    Alla mia tomba appresso,
    La gloria sederà,
    E invece del cipresso,
    Un fior vi spunterà.

    7.
    Quel fiore, idolo amato,
    I tre colori avrà,
    Bacialo e di ch'è nato
    In suol di libertà!

    8.
    Si stracci il giallo e nero,
    Simbolo del dolor,
    E l'Italiano altero
    Inalzi il tricolor!

    1.
    Farewell, my love, I leave thee,
    Our fleet must now depart;
    Should I not go, believe me,
    'T would show a coward heart.

    2.
    My sack and my good pistols
    And gun I take with me,
    And at the dawn of morning
    I must depart from thee.

    3.
    Then dry thy tears, my darling,
    Grief is the coward's ples;
    To die is only duty
    For sons of Italy.

    4.
    It is no civil warfare
    I go forth to maintain,
    It is to drive the alien1
    From soil which now they stain.

    5.
    Then do not weep thus vainly,
    I may return, my love,
    But if I'm slain in battle,
    We'll meet in heav'n above.

    6.
    And Fame will there be seated
    Upon my glorious tomb,
    And stead of mournful cypress,
    A flower there will bloom.

    7.
    This flow'r, my well-beloved,
    Will bear the colors three;
    Embrace it, for 't will spring from
    A soil that will be free!

    8.
    We'll rend the black and yellow,2
    Symbol of grief and dread,
    Then raise we, proud Italians,
    The green and white and red!3

    1 The Austrians       2 The Austrian colors       3 The Italian colors

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    Marzo, Eduardo. Songs of Italy; sixty-five Tuscan, Florentine, Lombardian and other Italian folk- and popular songs. New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. 50

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