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Tu m’uccidi, o crudele

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Tu m’uccidi, o crudele, 
d’amor empia homicida, 
e vuoi ch’io taccia 
e’l mio morir non grida? 
Ahi, non si può 
tacer l’aspro martire, 
che va innanzi al morire, 
ond’io ne vo gridando: 
“Oimè, ch’io moro, amando!”

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Grausame, Ihr tötet mich", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-12-13.
Last modified: 2015-12-13 18:35:03
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Word count: 36

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Grausame, Ihr tötet mich

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

Grausame, Ihr tötet mich,
ruchlose Mörderin der Liebe;
und wollt Ihr, dass ich schweige
und meinen Tod nicht hinausschreie?
Ach, nicht möglich ist’s,
dies bittere Martyrium still zu ertragen,
das dem Sterben geht voraus,
und das mich schreien lässt:
„Ach, ich sterb’ als Liebender!“

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-13.
Last modified: 2015-12-13 18:35:15
Line count: 9
Word count: 44