by Josef Wenzig (1807 - 1876)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Abschied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Ach mich hält der Gram gefangen,
Meinem Herzen ist so weh,
Denn ich soll von hinnen ziehen
Über jenes Berges Höh.

Was einst mein war, ist verloren,
Alle, alle Hoffnung flieht;
Ja, ich fürchte, daß, o Mädchen,
Dich mein Aug' nicht [wieder sieht]1.

Dunkel wird mein Weg sich dehnen,
Wenn ich scheiden muß von hier:
Steh' ich dann auf jenem Berge,
Seufz' ich [ein Mal]1 noch nach dir.

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1 often modernized to "wiedersieht"
2 often modernized to "einmal"

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Farewell", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Commiato", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alvaro De la Cruz) , title 1: "Despedida", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Adieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Afscheid", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Commiato
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ah, la pena mi tiene prigioniero,
il mio cuore soffre,
voglio andarmene via,
lassù su quei monti!

Ciò che era mio, l'ho perduto,
tutte, tutte le speranze svanite;
sì, io temo, fanciulla mia,
che i miei occhi non ti vedranno più.

Scura sarà la mia strada,
se devo andarmene via:
starò su quella montagna
a sospirare ancora per te.

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Text added to the website: 2007-04-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
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Word count: 59