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Premières mélodies

Word count: 68

Song Cycle by Marcel Fichefet (1899 - 1991)

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2. Dans la forêt [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The last leaf", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Dans la forêt chauve et rouillée
Il ne reste plus au rameau
Qu'une pauvre feuille oubliée,
Rien qu'une feuille et qu'un oiseau,

Il ne reste plus [dans]1 mon âme
Qu'un seul amour pour y chanter;
Mais le vent d'automne [qui]2 brame
Ne permet pas de l'écouter.

L'oiseau s'en va, la feuille tombe,
L'amour s'éteint, car c'est l'hiver.
Petit oiseau, viens sur ma tombe
Chanter, quand l'arbre sera vert.


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Text first published as "L'hiver" in the journal "Don Quichotte", April 30, 1837.
1 Chausson: "en"
2 Pedrell: "que"

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