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Three songs from The Little Mermaid

Word count: 136

Song Cycle by Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955)

Original language: Trois Chansons de la Petite Sirène

1. The song of the mermaids

Language: English after the French (Français)

Authorship

  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2017 by Peter Low, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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  • a text in French (Français) by René Morax (1873 - 1963) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur Honegger. Go to the text.

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In the wind and in the waves,
dissolve, oh fragile foam.
Dissolve into a teardrop,
poor heart filled with bitterness
 
Take flight into the blue sky.
See - death is not cruel.
God's peace will be yours,
come to us, immortal soul.


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2. The mermaid's lullaby

Language: English after the French (Français)

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2017 by Peter Low, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Dance with us on the beautiful ocean
in the morning or evening beneath the silver moon.
Dive with us into the limpid waves,
sing to the sun in the spray and the wind.
Ocean, rock us in your caressing arms,
ocean, rock us on your trembling heart.


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3. The song of the pear

Language: English after the French (Français)

Authorship

  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2017 by Peter Low, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This is the story
of a pear.
It is picked
among the leaves,
it is squeezed
for such a long time
that it perishes
in three stages
from an attack.
You need to drink
a good mouthful
of the pear-juice.
You need to drink,
and that's all.


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