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Lean out of the window

Language: English

Lean out of the window,
I heard you singing
  A merry air.

My book is closed;
  I read no more,
Watching the fire dance
  On the floor.

I have left my book,
  I have left my room,
For I heard you singing
  Through the gloom,

Singing and singing
  A merry air.
Lean out of the window,

Translation(s): FRE IRI POL

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Word count: 58

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Tar go dtí an fhuinneog

Language: Irish (Gaelic) after the English

Tar go dtí an fhuinneog
            ‘Niamh Chinn Óir.
Chuala tú ’canadh
            I do bhinnghlór.
Dhúnas an leabhar.
            Ní léim níos mó.
Breathnaím ar lasracha
            Ó óró.
D’fhágas an leabhar.
            Is an seomra d’fhág
Mar chuala mé amhrán
            Tríd an scáil.
Ag canadh os ard
            I do bhinnghlór.
Tar go dtí an fhuinneog
            ’Niamh Chinn Óir.

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Based on
  • a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Chamber Music, no. 5, first published 1907 FRE POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, Gary Bachlund, Lorne M. Betts, William A. Billingsley, Carlos Botto Vallarino, Frank Bridge, Jean Coulthard, Roberto Di Marino, Ross Lee Finney, Elliott Griffis, Fritz Bennicke Hart, Michael Head, Muriel Emily Herbert, Jack Marius Jarrett, Hugo Kauder, Dorothy Hill Klotzman, Frederick Lydiate, Rudolf Mengelberg, Nick Peros, Paul Amadeus Pisk, Hermann Reutter, Tom Vernon Ritchie, Irwin Spector, Williametta Spencer, Gitta Steiner, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Gerard Victory. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-12-11 15:15:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 55