by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Mentre ti lascio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Mentre ti lascio, oh figlia!
In sen mi trema il core!
Ahi! che partenza amara!
Provo nel mio dolore
Le smanie ed il terror!
Parto, tu piangi! oh Dio!
Ti chiedo un sol momento!
Figlia, ti lascio! oh Dio!
Che fìer tormento!
Ah! mi spezza il cor!
Parto! addio! tu piangi?


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tandis que je te quitte", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 11
Word count: 51

Tandis que je te quitte
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Tandis que je te quitte, ô fille !
Dans mon sein mon cœur tremble !
Ah ! quelle séparation amère !
J'éprouve dans ma douleur
De l'agitation et de la terreur.
Je pars, tu pleures ! oh Dieu !
Je te demande un seul instant !
Fille, je te quitte ! oh Dieu !
Quel tourment cruel !
Ah ! le cœur me brise !
Je pars ! adieu ! tu pleures ?


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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-17
Line count: 11
Word count: 73