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Mozart : Don Giovanni - La ci darem la mano
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DON GIOVANNI
La ci darem la mano,
La mi dirai di si!
Vedi, non e lontano
Partiam, ben mio, da qui!'.

ZERLINA
Vorrei, e non vorrei;
Mi trema un poco il cor:
Felice, e ver sarei,
Ma puo burlarmi ancor.

DON GIOVANNI
Vieni nio bel diletto!

ZERLINA
Mi fa pieta Masetto.

DON GIOVANNI
Io changiero tua sorte.

ZERLINA
Presto, non son piu forte

DON GIOVANNI
Vieni! vieni!
La ci darem la mano,
La mi dirai di si!

ZERLINA
Vorrei e non vorrei;
Mi trema un poco il cor.

'DUETTO
Andiam, andiam mio bene,
A ristorar le pene D'un
innocente amor

DON GIOVANNI
Then with your hand in mine, dear,
You'll whisper gently yes!
The castle's lord by yours dear,
Come, and lover bless!

ZERLINA
I would, and yet I would not
My breast with terror heaves:
It would be the happiest lot,
Unless this lord deceives.

DON GIOVANNI
Come, then, with me, my beauty!

ZERLINA
Masetto claims my duty.

DON GIOVANNI
I wish to change your state, love.

ZERLINA
I yield myself to fate, love.

DON GIOVANNI
Come, then! Then with your hand
in mine, dear,
You'll whisper gently yes!

ZERLINA
I would, and yet I would nor;
My breast with terror heaves.

TOGETHER
Then come, and share with me
the pleasure of
innocence and love.