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Sweet, so would I

Language: English

    [Sweet, so would I:
    Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.]1
    Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

    Exit above

    Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast!
    Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest!
    [Hence will I to my ghostly father's cell,
    His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.]1

Translation(s): FRE SPA

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1 Omitted by Pasatieri.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Séparation", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo) , no title

Text added to the website: 2005-06-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 12:36:45

Line count: 11
Word count: 72

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¿Y qué quisiera yo sino que lo fueras?

Language: Spanish (Español) after the English

¿Y qué quisiera yo sino que lo fueras? 
aunque recelo que mis caricias habían de matarte. 
¡Adiós, adiós! Triste es la ausencia y tan dulce la despedida, 
que no sé cómo arrancarme de los hierros de esta ventana.

¡Que el sueño descanse en tus dulces ojos y la paz en tu alma!
¡Ojalá fuera yo el sueño, ojalá fuera yo la paz en que se duerme tu belleza! 
De aquí voy a la celda donde mora mi piadoso confesor, 
para pedirle ayuda y consejo en este trance.

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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)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2019-05-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 12:37:54

Line count: 10
Word count: 89