Ja vas ljubil: ljubov' eščë, byt' možet
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Ja vas ljubil: ljubov' eščë, byt' možet,
V duše moej ugasla ne sovsem;
No pust' ona vas bol'še ne trevožit:
JA ne choču pečalit' vas ničem.

JA vas ljubil bezmolvno, beznadežno,
[To robost'ju, to revnost'ju tomim]1:
JA vas ljubil tak iskrenno, tak nežno,
Kak daj vam Bog ljubimoj byt' drugim.

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1 Tolstoy: "То ревностью, то страстию томим " ("To revnost'ju, to strastiju tomim")

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I loved you", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "I loved thee", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Je vous aimais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ti ho amata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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