by Giuseppe Carpani (1752 - 1825)
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

In questa tomba oscura
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE IRI SPA
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.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 29

In dieses Grabes Dunkel
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
In dieses Grabes Dunkel
Lass entschlummert mich sein;
Ja, als ich lebte, Treulose,
Ach, musstes du denken mein!

O lass bei nackten Schatten
Friedlich ruhn mein Herz
Und benetze weinend meine Asche
Nicht mit eitlem, eitlem Schmerz.1

View original text (without footnotes)
From the Beethoven score.
1 in the repeat at the end, the text is:
In diesem, diesem dunklen Grabe
Lass entschlummert mich sein
Als ich auf Erden war, Falsche,
O dachtest da du mein, du mein, du mein,
Du treulos falsches Herz!

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Researcher for this text: Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2014-10-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 37