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(Giuseppe Verdi - MACBETH)

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



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