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La maja dolorosa No. 1

Language: Spanish (Español)

¡Oh muerte cruel!
¿Por qué tú, a traición,
mi majo arrebataste a mi pasión?
¡No quiero vivir sin él,
porque es morir, porque es morir
así vivir!

No es posible ya
sentir más dolor:
en lágrimas deshecha ya mi alma está.
¡Oh Dios, torna mi amor,
porque es morir, porque es morir
así vivir!

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The sorrowful woman no. 1", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La femme affligée no. 1", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "La maja addolorata", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2018-11-07 14:55:28
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La femme affligée no. 1

Language: French (Français) after the Spanish (Español)

Oh, mort cruelle !
Pourquoi as-tu, traîtreusement,
Volé mon amour à moi ?
Je ne veux pas vivre sans lui,
Parce que c'est mourir, c'est mourir
De vivre ainsi !

Ce n'est pas possible
De ressentir plus de douleur :
Mon âme se dessèche en larmes.
Ô dieu, renvoie mon amour,
Parce que c'est mourir, c'est mourir
De vivre ainsi !

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Text added to the website: 2015-08-29.
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