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Deh, pietoso, oh Addolorata

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

 Deh, pietoso, oh Addolorata,
 China il guardo al mio dolore;
 Tu, una spada fitta in core,
 Volgi gl'occhi desolata
 Al morente tuo figliuol.
 Quelle occhiate, i sospir vanno
 Lassù al padre e son preghiera
 Che il suo tempri ed il tuo affanno.
 Come a me squarcin le viscere 
 Gl'insoffribili miei guai
 E dell'ansio petto i palpiti
 Chi comprendere può mai?
 Di che trema il cor? Che vuol?
 Ah! tu sola il sai, tu sol!
 Sempre, ovunque il passo io giro,
 Qual martiro, qual martiro
 Qui nel sen porto con me!
 Solitaria appena, oh, quanto 
 Verso allora, oh, quanto pianto
 E di dentro scoppia il cor.
 Sul vasel del finestrino 
 La mia la crima scendea
 Quando all'alba del mattino
 Questi fior per te cogliea,
 Chè del sole il primo raggio
 La mia stanza rischiarava
 E dal letto mi cacciava
 Agitandomi il dolor.
 Ah, per te dal disonore,
 Dalla morte io sia salvata.
 Deh, pietoso al mio dololre
 China il guardo, oh Addolorata!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, written 1772-75, appears in Faust, in Der Tragödie erster Teil (Part I), first published 1790 CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Debrois van Bruyck, Edmund von Freyhold, Wilhelm Fritze, Moritz Hauptmann, Bernhard Klein, Conradin Kreutzer, Fredric Joseph Kroll, Justus Amadeus Lecerf, Leopold Lenz, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Fürst, Julius Röntgen, Louis Schlottmann, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Richard Wagner, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Mario Giuseppe Genesi) , title 1: "Oh, with mercy, Oh Woman of Griefs", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Oh, aie pitié, ô femme de douleurs", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 32
Word count: 162

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Oh, aie pitié, ô femme de douleurs

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Oh, aie pitié, ô femme de douleurs,
Abaisse tes yeux vers ma douleur ;
Toi, une épée fichée dans le cœur,
Tourne tes yeux, ô désolée,
Vers ton fils qui se meurt.
Ces regards, ces soupirs vont
Là-haut vers le Père et sont des prières
Qui renforceront sa pitié et la tienne.
Comment mes entrailles se déchirent,,
Les troubles insupportables
Et les palpitations de mon cœur,
Qui peut comprendre cela ?
Qu'est-ce qui fait trembler mon cœur ? Que veut-il ?
Ah ! toi seule le sait, toi seule !
Toujours, où que me mènent mes pas,
Quel martyre, quel martyre,
Que je porte en mon sein !
Alors solitaire, oh, combien
De pleurs, oh, combien de larmes,
Et à l'intérieur mon cœur éclate.
Sur le vase près de la fenêtre
Ma larme tombait
Quand à l'aube du matin
Je cueillais ces fleurs pour toi,
Quand le premier rayon du soleil
Éclairait ma chambre
Et hors de mon lit me jetait
En agitant ma douleur.
Ah, par toi, du déshonneur,
De la mort je serai sauvée,
Oh, aie pitié de ma douleur
Abaisse tes yeux,  ô femme de douleurs !


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Based on
Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, written 1772-75, appears in Faust, in Der Tragödie erster Teil (Part I), first published 1790 CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Debrois van Bruyck, Edmund von Freyhold, Wilhelm Fritze, Moritz Hauptmann, Bernhard Klein, Conradin Kreutzer, Fredric Joseph Kroll, Justus Amadeus Lecerf, Leopold Lenz, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Fürst, Julius Röntgen, Louis Schlottmann, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Richard Wagner, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2015-06-17.
Last modified: 2015-06-17 14:53:36
Line count: 32
Word count: 190