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Voici, l'instant supreme. L'instant de nos adieux! Ô toi! Seul bien que j'aime! Sans moi retourne aux cieux! La mort est une amie Qui rende la liberté; Au ciel reçois la vie Et pou l'eternité! Adieu, tu vas m'attendre: Bientôt je dois partir. Mon cœur fidèle et tendre Te garde un souvenir. Adieu jusqu'à l'aurore Du jour en qui j'ai foi, Du jour qui doit encore Me réunir à toi.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by August Heinrich von Weyrauch (1788 - 1865), "Adieu!", 1824, published c1835, note: once thought to be by F. Schubert, also set in German (Deutsch) [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Goodbye!", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2008-03-31
Line count: 16
Word count: 70
This is the supreme moment. The instant we say goodbye! To you! The only good thing I love! Without me, return to heaven! Death is a friend Who will restore [your] freedom; In heaven, receive life For all eternity! Goodbye, you’ll wait for me: Soon I [too] must depart. My heart, faithful and tender, Guards your memory. Goodbye until the dawn Of the day when I have faith, Of the day when once again I'll reunite with you.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2020 by Laura Prichard, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2020-01-03
Line count: 16
Word count: 78