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Art thou gone forever, Elaine...?

Language: English

Art thou gone forever, Elaine
Thou with the starry eyes
In a twilight of tangled hair?
In the lonely night I complain
Till the memoried moon avise
With her lesson of dumb despair

Oh, for the voice to calm
My heart that so beats astray
Get it to rhythm aright
Oh, for thy love to calm
The wounds of the warring day,
And the fever of friendless night!

Would I had taken Elaine
Kiss'd the two starry eyes
Tangled the tangled hair
Laugh for a day at rain
Laugh for a day to be wise
And let the silly world stare.


Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Jean-Pierre Granger

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "M'as-tu à jamais quitté, Hélène"


Text added to the website: 2009-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:17
Line count: 18
Word count: 101

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