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Olim lacus colueram,
olim pulcher extiteram,
dum cignus ego fueram.
(Male chorus)
Miser, miser!
modo niger
et ustus fortiter!

(Tenor)
Girat, regirat garcifer;
me rogus urit fortiter;
propinat me nunc dapifer,

(Male Chorus)
Miser, miser!
modo niger
et ustus fortiter!

(Tenor)
Nunc in scutella iaceo,
et volitare nequeo
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(Male Chorus)
Miser, miser!
modo niger
et ustus fortiter!



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