Is this a song in the Italian Language?


Below I have provided a transcript of the lyrics of the song as I hear it. Is there some way to turn this into Italian?

provari fum qi yo si amna

esule dal purfecto

etucai etucare

que dol faraca dolei

apando itamai itamai

apando itamai itamai

enima mia

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    Welcome to Italian.SE!
    – Charo
    Jun 18, 2018 at 19:41

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It is indeed Italian, but the musical ornamentation and the apparently non-Italian pronunciation of the singer makes it actually difficult to parse, even for an Italian.

The text says:

Procuri pur ch'io sia
Esule dal tuo affetto e dal tuo core,
Che non farà ch'amore
Abbandoni già mai l'anima mia.

More or less (I don't know the context), it say that even if she is exiled from someone's affection and heart, nonetheless her love won't leave her soul.

It's a verse from the cantata “Usurpator tiranno della tua libertà”, on a text by an anonymous author and with music by Giovanni Felice Sances (1600?-1679). Here you can find the whole text (not always perfectly transcribed).

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    Having answered, let me remark that your attempt at transcribing reads like a cross between an interlingual mondegreen and Chaplin's song in Modern Times. :)
    – DaG
    Jun 18, 2018 at 18:06
  • Wow, thank you so much for the prompt reply, and even identifying the song itself! As for my transcription, I'm happy I got at least some of the words right given that I have zero knowledge of Italian. Jun 18, 2018 at 18:47
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    The singer is Monica Piccinini who is a native Italian speaker: youtube.com/watch?v=DZ31755SyEI&t=2m16s Maybe she sings in a regional dialect of Italian? I'm not sure. Jun 18, 2018 at 18:59
  • Yes, of course I didn't mean to criticise your transcription! Thanks for the info about the singer.
    – DaG
    Jun 18, 2018 at 19:43

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