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In questa tomba oscura

Language: Italian (Italiano)

In questa tomba oscura
   Lasciami riposar;
Quando vivevo, ingrata,
   Dovevi a me pensar.

Lascia che l'ombre ignude
  Godansi pace almen
E non, e non bagnar mie ceneri
  D'inutile velen.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GER IRI SPA

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In deze donkere tombe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In this dark tomb", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Giuletta Lappo) , "En cette tombe obscure", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Vivian St. Claire) , "En esta tumba oscura déjame reposar", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Word count: 29

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In this dark tomb

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

In this dark tomb 
  let me lie;
you should have thought of me
  when I was alive, you ingrate.

At least leave naked spectres 
  to enjoy their peace
And do not bathe their1 ashes 
  with futile venom.


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1 literally, "my" - but for the sake of the unity of the sentence I decided to leave this general. This stanza could also leave out the "and" to mark the switch to the more specific:

At least leave naked spectres
 to enjoy their peace --
Do not bathe my ashes
  With futile venom.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giuseppe Carpani (1752 - 1825) DUT FRE GER IRI SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bonifazio Asioli, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Cherubini, Carl Czerny, Franz Danzi, Adalbert Gyrowetz, Leopold Antonín Koželuh, Franz Xaver Mozart, Ferdinando Paër, Stefano Pavesi, Vincenzo Righini, Ján Josef Rösler, Antonio Salieri, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Joseph Weigl, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
Line count: 8
Word count: 37