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Dix mélodies

Word count: 230

Song Cycle by Frédéric Michel

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5. Chanson d'automne [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER GER GER GER GER HUN HUN ITA RUS SPA

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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The long sobs", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , "Song of autumn", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Herbstgesang", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canzone d'autunno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Les sanglots longs
des violons
   de l'automne
blessent mon coeur
d'une langueur
   monotone.

Tout suffocant
et blême, quand
   sonne l'heure.
je me souviens
des jours anciens,
   et je pleure...

Et je m'en vais
au vent mauvais
   qui m'emporte
de çà, de là,
pareil à la
   feuille morte...


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8. Un grand sommeil noir [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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 !


Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


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9. Le piano que baise une main frêle [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): CZE GER GER RUS SLO

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Le piano que baise une main frêle,
Luit dans le soir rose et gris vaguement,
Tandis qu'avec un très léger bruit d'aile,
Un air bien vieux, bien faible et bien charmant,
Rôde discret, épeuré quasiment,
Par le boudoir longtemps parfumé d'Elle.

Qu'est-ce que c'est que ce berceau soudain
Qui lentement dorlote mon pauvre être ?
Que voudrais-tu de moi, doux Chant badin ?
Qu'as-tu voulu, fin refrain incertain
Qui vas tantôt mourir vers la fenêtre 
Ouverte un peu sur le petit jardin ?


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10. Soleils couchants [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER RUS RUS

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) (Emily Wyatt) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Untergehende Sonnen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Une aube affaiblie
Verse par les champs
La mélancolie
Des soleils couchants.
La mélancolie
Berce de doux chants
Mon coeur qui s'oublie
Aux soleils couchants.
Et d'étranges rêves,
Comme des soleils
Couchants sur les grèves,
Fantômes vermeils,
Défilent sans trêves, 
Défilent, pareils
À des grands soleils
Couchants sur les grèves.


Submitted by Ted Perry

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