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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


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I loved thee

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

I loved thee; and perchance until this moment
Within my breast is smouldering still the fire!
Yet I would spare thy pain the least renewal,
Nothing shall rouse again the old desire!

I loved thee with a silent desperation -- 
Now timid, now with jealousy brought low,
I loved devoutly, -- with such deep devotion -- 
Ah may God grant another love thee so!


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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), no title, 1829, first published 1830 CZE 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: 2011-02-02.
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