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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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Je vous aimais

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Je vous aimais, et peut-être encore cet amour
Dans mon âme ne s'est pas éteint complètement ;
Mais je ne veux pas vous ennuyer plus :
Je ne veux vous attrister en rien.

Je vous aimais silencieusement, sans espoir,
Tourmenté tantôt par la crainte, tantôt par la jalousie :
Je vous aimais si sincèrement, si tendrement,
Que je souhaite que Dieu vous accorde d'être aimée par un autre.


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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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