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From thee, Eliza, I must go

Language: Scottish (Scots)

From thee, Eliza, I must go,
  And from my native shore;
The cruel fates between us throw
  A boundless ocean's roar:
But boundless oceans, roaring wide,
  Between my love and me,
They never, never can divide
  My heart and soul from thee.
 
Farewell, farewell, Eliza dear,
  The maid that I adore!
A boding voice is in mine ear,
  We part to meet no more!
But the latest throb that leaves my heart,
  While Death stands victor by, -- 
That throb, Eliza, is thy part,
  And thine that latest sigh!


Translation(s): FRE FRE GER ITA

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Tune -- "Gilderoy."

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Da te, Elisa", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chanson : De toi Eliza", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-08-07 01:01:00
Line count: 16
Word count: 88

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Von dir, mein Lieb, ich scheiden muß

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

Von dir, mein Lieb, ich scheiden muß,
Wie ist mein Herz so schwer!
Uns trennt nach grimmem Schicksalsschluß
Das [öde, weite]1 Meer.
Das weite Meer, das brausend wild,
Wogt zwischen dir und mir,
Trennt von der Seele nicht dein Bild,
Und nicht mein Herz von dir.

Leb wohl, leb wohl, mein Lieb so hold!
Wie ist die Trennung schwer!
Dumpf mir der Ahnung Stimme rollt,
Wir sehen uns nicht mehr!
Mein Herz mit seinem letzten Schlag,
Wenn schon der Tod vor mir,
Mein letzter Herzschlag sehnt dir nach
Und drängt nach dir, nach dir!


Translation(s): DUT

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F. Mendelssohn-Hensel sets stanza 1

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1 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "weite, öde"

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Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), title 1: "Song : From thee Eliza", title 2: "Song -- Farewell to Eliza ", written 1786 FRE FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, John Linton Gardner, Joseph Haydn. Go to the text.

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-02-03 14:40:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 94