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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."

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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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Je dois partir loin de toi

Language: French (Français) after the Scottish (Scots)

Je dois partir loin de toi
Et de ce rivage.
Le destin jette entre nous
Une mer sauvage.
Mais les larges Océans 
Et leurs larges lames
Ne sépareront jamais
Nos cœurs et nos âmes.

Adieu pour toujours, adieu,
O vierge que j'aime,
Je pressens que cet adieu
Est l'adieu suprême.
Mais le dernier battement
De mon cœur en agonie,
Mais mon suprême soupir
Est pour toi, ma mie!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 GER 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)


Text added to the website: 2011-02-01 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 16
Word count: 68