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Я вас любил

Language: Russian

Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может,
В душе моей угасла не совсем;
Но пусть она вас больше не тревожит:
Я не хочу печалить вас ничем.

Я вас любил безмолвно, безнадежно,
[ То робостью, то ревностью томим:]1
Я вас любил так искренно, так нежно,
Как дай вам Бог любимой быть другим.



Translation(s): ENG CZE ITA ENG FRE

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1 Tolstoy: "To revnost'ju, to strastiju tomim"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in Czech, a translation possibly by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859 - 1951) ENG ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I loved you", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ti ho amata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "I loved thee", from Russian Lyrics, published 1916
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Je vous aimais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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