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Dopo d'aver perduto il caro bene

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Dopo d'aver perduto il caro bene
saria grande il conforto,
se si perdesse ancora
la memoria funesta;
ma oh dei! questa pur resta,
e chi fu nell'amor sÌ fortunato
non può a gli Elisi ancor'esser' beato.

Ho perso il caro ben',
son l'ombre il mio seren,
pietà del mio dolor.
S'unisca al mio martir,
il vostro bel soffrir,
soccorso a questo cor,
soccorso al mio dolor.

Translation(s): FRE

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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) , "Après avoir perdu ma bien-aimée", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-11-30.
Last modified: 2017-11-30 08:32:17
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Après avoir perdu ma bien‑aimée

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

Après avoir perdu ma bien-aimée,
ce sera un grand réconfort pour moi
de perdre aussi
le funeste souvenir ;
mais, ô dieux, il reste,
et celui qui fut si heureux dans l'amour
ne peut l'être même dans l'Élysée.

J'ai perdu ma bien-aimée,
Les ténèbres sont mon jour,
pitié pour ma douleur.
Qu'à mon martyr s'unisse 
Votre souffrance,
secourez ce cœur,
secourez ma douleur.

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Text added to the website: 2017-12-03.
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