That yongë child
That yongë child when it gan weep
With song she lulled him asleep;
That was so sweet a melody
It passèd alle minstrelsy.
The nightingalë sang also:
Her song is hoarse and nought thereto:
Whoso attendeth to her song
And leaveth the first then doth he wrong.
Translation(s): FRE GER
List of language codes
Submitted by Tom White
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Das kleine Kind", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ce jeune enfant", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Ce jeune enfant
Language: French (Français) after the English
Ce jeune enfant quand il pleurait,
Avec un chant elle le berçait pour l'endormir ;
C'était une mélodie si douce
Qu'elle dépassait tous les ménestrels.
Le rossignol chantait aussi :
Son chant est enroué et faible devant lui :
Celui qui l'entend
Et quitte le premier chant agit mal.
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