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Ombre de mon amant

Language: French (Français)

Ombre de mon amant, ombre toujours plaintive,
Hélas ! que voulez-vous ! je meurs.
Soyez un moment attentive
Au funeste récit de mes vives douleurs.
C'est sur cette fatale rive
Que j'ay veu vostre sang couler avec mes pleurs.
Rien ne peut arrester mon ame fugitive,
Je cède à mes cruels malheurs.
Ombre de mon amant, ombre toujours plaintive,
Hélas ! que voulez-vous ? je meurs.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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) (Beate Binnig) , title 1: "Schatten meines Geliebten", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Beate Binnig) , title 1: "Shadow of my beloved", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-05-12 00:00:00.

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Shadow of my beloved

Language: English after the French (Français)

Shadow of my beloved, always moaning,
Alas! What do you wish? I'm dying.
Pay attention for a moment
to the report of my intense pains.
Here at this fatal bank 
I've seen your blood flowing with my tears.
Nothing can stop my escaping soul,
I'm giving in to my cruel misfortunes.
Shadow of my beloved, always moaning,
alas! What do you wish? I'm dying.

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