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Come away, fellow sailors - No. 23, Song and Chorus
from Act III of the English opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Libretto: Nahum Tate

Role: A sailor
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: The Ancient Carthage docks
Synopsis: A sailor tells the rest of his sailor friends to come back to their ship.
Range: Tessitura:
F3 - G4G3 - F4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 2000-01-05)
Come away, fellow sailors, The sailor's aria from Dido and Aeneas

Come away, fellow sailors, come away,
Your anchors beweighing:
Time and tide will admit no delaying,
Take a bowsey short leave of your nymphs on the shore
And silence their mourning with vows of returning,
Tho' never intending to visit them more.
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 1997-12-21)
Italian translation of Come away, fellow sailors,
	The sailor's Aria from Dido & Aeneas.

Venite via, compagni marinai, venite via,
tirate su le ancore:
il tempo e la marea non ammettono ritardi,
fate sì che presto la prua lasci sulla costa le vostre
                                      / ninfe
e zittite le loro lagne con promesse di ritorno,
con la chiara intenzione di mai più rivederle.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
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