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Abschied

Language: German

Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!
Ziehe hin in fernes Land,
Nimm der Freundschaft trautes Band,
Und bewahr's in treuer Hand!
Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!

Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!
Hör in diesem Trauersang
Meines Herzens innere Drang,
Tönt er doch so dumpf und bang.
Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!
 
Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!
Scheiden heisst das bitt're Wort,
Weh, es ruft Dich von uns fort
Hin an den Bestimmungsort.
Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!

Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!
Wenn dies Lied dein Herz ergreift,
Freundes Schatten näher schweift,
Meiner Seele Saiten streift.
Lebe wohl, du lieber Freund!



Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE ITA

Authorship

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Parting", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Départ", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Congedo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Congedo

Language: Italian

Addio, caro amico mio!
Parti verso terre lontane,
Conserva questo nostro caro legame,
e custodiscilo nelle tue mani fedeli!
Addio, caro amico mio!

Addio, caro amico mio!
Senti in questo mio canto dolente,
quanto affetto ti porto nel cuore,
e come risuona cupo ed inquieto.
Addio, caro amico mio!

Addio, caro amico mio!
"Separazione" è una parola amara,
ti allontana, ahimè, da noi
per chiamarti dove devi andare.
Addio, caro amico mio!

Addio, caro amico mio!
Se questo canto toccherà il tuo cuore,
L'ombra dell'amico volteggerà al tuo fianco,
e toccherà le corde della mia anima.
Addio, caro amico mio!



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to Italian copyright © 2010 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, f (DOT) albeggiani (AT) gmail (DOT) com, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2010-03-23.