You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Noiosa lontananza

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Dimmi, ah dimmi dove sei!
Che mi nieghi il dolce aspetto,
ricca gemma del mio petto,
vago sol degl'occhi miei?
Dimmi, ah dimmi dove sei!
Ove prese, ohimè, la via
senza me il tuo pie'
e va senza il suo cor l'anima mia?

Dura, ah dura dipartita!
Non ti vedo eppur io sento
che m'uccide il mio tormento,
se non torna la mia vita.
Dura, ah dura dipartita!
Riedi, riedi anima mia
al tuo cor, riedi Amor
a colei che ti desia!

Translation(s): FRE

List of language codes

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Éloignement pénible", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:50:14

Line count: 16
Word count: 82

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Éloignement pénible

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

Dis-moi, ah, dis-moi où tu es !
Pourquoi me refuser ta douce présence,
riche gemme de mon cœur,
délicat soleil de mes yeux ?
Dis-moi, ah, dis-moi où tu es !
Vers où ont-ils pris, hélas, la voie
sans moi, tes pas
et où va mon âme sans mon cœur ?

Dure, ah, dure séparation !
Je ne te vois pas et pourtant je sens
que mon tourment me tuera
si ma vie ne s'en retourne pas.
Dure, ah, dure séparation !
Reviens, reviens, mon âme,
vers ton cœur, reviens Amour
vers celui qui te désire !

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2017 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on


Text added to the website: 2017-06-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-18 06:02:37

Line count: 16
Word count: 97