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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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), "From thee, Eliza, I must go", WoO. 158c (Six Songs of various Nationalities) no. 5 (1818). [
text verified 1 time]
- by John Linton Gardner (b. 1917), "Farewell to Eliza", op. 246 no. 1 (2002) [chorus a cappella], from Four Partsongs to Lyrics by Robert Burns, no. 1. [
text not verified ]
- by (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "From thee, Eliza, I must go", JHW. XXXII/5 no. 385, Hob. XXXIa no. 217, one of the Scottish Songs for William Whyte arranged by Haydn [
text verified 1 time]
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- 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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Da te, Elisa
Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Scottish (Scots)
Da te, Elisa, mi tocca partire
E dal mio amato paese natale.
Il rombo di un grande, sconfinato mare
Mette fra noi il fato crudele.
Eppure lo spazio dell'oceano infinito
Che tanto separa me dal mio amore,
Mai e poi mai avrà allontanato
La mia anima dal tuo cuore.
Ed ora addio, Elisa, mio amore,
Mia fanciulla da sempre amata!
E mi sussurra una voce interiore,
Che forse per sempre ti avrò perduta!
Ma l'ultimo palpito nelle mie vene,
Quando la morte vicina verrà
A te, a te soltanto, Elisa, appartiene
L'estremo sospiro tuo solo sarà.
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- 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 GER
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, John Linton Gardner, Joseph Haydn. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2005-10-16 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15
Line count: 16
Word count: 96