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Audio Samples

Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro)

First released as a solo, and sung entirely in Italian, by Andrea Bocelli, this song was hugely popular across Europe. As a duet with Sarah Brightman (and sung partially in English, partially in Italian), it became even more successful. I have played this beautiful piece for receptions and in wedding ceremonies for the prelude or interlude.

This piece can be played on pedal harp or lever harp.


English Lyrics

When I’m alone
I dream on the horizon
And words fail;
Yes, I know there is no light
In a room where the sun is absent,
If you are not with me, with me.
At the windows
Show everyone my heart
Which you set alight;
Enclose within me
The light you
Encountered on the street.

Time to say goodbye
To countries I never
Saw and shared with you,
Now, yes, I shall experience them.
I’ll go with you
On ships across seas
Which, I know,
No, no, exist no longer.
It’s time to say goodbye…

When you are far away
I dream on the horizon
And words fail,
And, Yes, I know
That you are with me;
You, my moon, are here with me,
My sun, you are here with me,
With me, with me, with me.

Time to say goodbye
To countries I never
Saw and shared with you,
Now, yes, I shall experience them.

I’ll go with you
On ships across seas
Which, I know,
No, no, exist no longer,
With you I shall experience them again.

I’ll go with you
On ships across seas
Which, I know,
No, no, exist no longer;
With you I shall experience them again.

I’ll go with you,
I with you.

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