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Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может

Language: Russian (Русский)

Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может,
В душе моей угасла не совсем;
Но пусть она вас больше не тревожит:
Я не хочу печалить вас ничем.

Я вас любил безмолвно, безнадежно,
[ То робостью, то ревностью томим:]1
Я вас любил так искренно, так нежно,
Как дай вам Бог любимой быть другим.


Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 Tolstoy: "To revnost'ju, to strastiju tomim"

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I loved you", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "I loved thee", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Je vous aimais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ti ho amata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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I loved you

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

 I loved you: and perhaps this love
 in my soul has not yet died out;
 But I do not wish it to trouble you any more:
 I do not want to grieve you with anything.
 
 I loved you silently, hopelessly,
 now timid, now jealous;
 May God grant that another someday will love you
 as sincerely, as tenderly as I did.


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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), no title, 1829, first published 1830 CZE FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Fyodor Stepanovich Akimenko, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld, Leslie Crabtree, César Antonovich Cui, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, S. Razorenov, A. D. Sheremetev, Feofil Matveyevich Tolstoy. Go to the text.

 

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

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