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Chansons tristes

Word count: 79

Song Cycle by Lucien Wurmser

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5. Attente [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Translation(s): ENG GER GER HUN

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  • ENG English (Laura L. Nagle) , "And so, it shall be on a bright summer's day", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été
Le grand soleil, complice de ma joie,
Fera, parmi le satin et la soie,
Plus belle encor votre chère beauté ;

Le ciel tout bleu, comme une haute tente,
Frissonnera somptueux à longs plis
Sur nos deux fronts [heureux]1 qu'auront pâlis
L'émotion du bonheur et l'attente;

Et quand le soir viendra, l'air sera doux
Qui se jouera, caressant, dans vos voiles,
Et les regards paisibles des étoiles
Bienveillamment souriront aux époux.


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