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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"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I loved you", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ti ho amata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , title 1: "I loved thee", from Russian Lyrics, published 1916
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je vous aimais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Já měl vás rád

Language: Czech (Čeština) after the Russian (Русский)

Já měl vás rád: ta láska ještě zcela 
v mém srdci dosud neuhasla snad;
slov dosti však, jež vás by zabolela; 
chci mlčet již a klid vám zachovat.
Já mél vás rád: tu žárle nemohoucně, tu drcen ostychem,
tu vnořen v němý žal;
já měl vás rád: tak upřímně, tak vroucně,
jak dej Bůh, by vás jiný miloval.
Já měl vás rád.


Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), no title, 1829, first published 1830 ENG ENG 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.

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Text added to the website: 2007-02-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
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