Carl Orff - 12. Olim lacus colueram (II. In Taberna ) lyrics

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Carl Orff - 12. Olim lacus colueram (II. In Taberna ) lyrics

Latina [Solo per Tenore e Coro (Tenori e Ba**i)] Cignus ustus cantat: Olim lacus colueram, olim pulcher exiteram, dum cignus ego fueram. Miser, miser! modo niger et ustus fortiter! Girat, regirat garcifer; me rogus urit fortiter: propinat me nunc dapifer. Miser, miser! etc. Nunc in scutella iaceo, et volitare nequeo, dentes frendentes video: Miser, miser! etc. English [Tenor soloist and male Chorus] The roasted swan sings: Once I lived on lakes, once I looked beautiful, when I was a swan. Misery me! Now black and roasting fiercely! The servant is turning me on the spit; I am burning fiercely on the pyre: the steward now serves me up. Misery me! etc. Now I lie on a plate, and cannot fly anymore, I see bared teeth: Misery me! etc.