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Romances choisies, quatre chansons pour voix grave

Word count: 188

Song Cycle by Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955)

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1. La douceur de tes yeux [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: French (Français)

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La douceur de tes yeux
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2. Derrière Murcie en fleurs [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Derrière Murcie en fleurs
je connais un chemin
qui mène jusqu'à toi parmi les orangers
Que fais-tu toute seule si loin si loin si loin...

Pourquoi t'ai-je quittée
Ah! si tu me voyais tu t'assiérais
en pleurs  parmi les grenadiers
Que fais-tu toute seule si loin si loin si loin...


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3. Un grand sommeil noir [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER GER HUN HUN HUN RUS RUS RUS RUS SLO

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  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "A long black sleep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Egy álom", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien...
Ô la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu'une main balance
Au creux d'un caveau :
Silence, silence !


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Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


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4. La terre les eaux va buvant [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Earth goes on by drinking the rain", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


La terre les eaux va buvant
L'arbre la boit par sa racine
La mer éparse boit le vent
et le soleil boit la marine
Le soleil est bu de la lune
Tout boit soit en haut ou en bas
Suivant cette règle commune
Pourquoi donc ne boirions nous pas?


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