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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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- by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643), "Longe da te, cor mio", published 1603 [vocal quintet], from Libro IV de madrigali, no. 19, madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Loin de toi, mon cœur", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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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.
Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00
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