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Ja vas ljubil

Language: Russian (Русский)

Ja vas ljubil: ljubov' jeshchjo, byt' mozhet,
V dushe mojej ugasla ne sovsem;
No pust' ona vas bol'she ne trevozhit:
Ja ne khochu pechalit' vas nichem.

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

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 (Čeština), a translation possibly by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859 - 1951) ENG ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I loved you", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ti ho amata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , title 1: "I loved thee", from Russian Lyrics, published 1916
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je vous aimais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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