by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Longe da te, cor mio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Longe da te, cor mio,
struggomi di dolore,
di dolcezz'e d'amore.
Ma torna omai, deh torna! E se'l destino
strugger vorrammi ancor a te vicino,
sfavilli e splenda il tuo bel lume amato
ch'io n'arda e mora, e morirò beato.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Loin de toi, mon cœur", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 40

Loin de toi, mon cœur
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Loin de toi, mon cœur,
je me consume de douleur,
de douceur et d'amour.
Mais retourne-toi maintenant, ah, retourne-toi ! Et si le destin
veut que je me consume encore à ton côté,
que ton beau regard aimé scintille et brille,
que je brûle et meure, et je mourrai heureux.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (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.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-02-28
Line count: 7
Word count: 50