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Mignon

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Connais-tu le pays où dans l'immense plaine
Brille comme de l'or le fruit des orangers
Où sous des cieux bénis une amoureuse haleine
Recueille et porte au loin le parfum des vergers?
Ce pays où le jour plus radieux se lève
Le connais-tu, dis-moi le connais-tu?
C'est là, mon bien-aimé, que m'emporte mon rêve!
C'est là, que je voudrais m'en aller avec toi!

Connais-tu la maison toute blanche et posée
Dans les bosquets de myrte aimés des papillons
Et les champs lumineux où la fraiche rosée
Sème ses diamants dans l'herbe des sillons?
Ce pays où le jour plus radieux se lève
Le connais-tu, dis-moi le connais-tu?
C'est là, mon bien-aimé, que m'emporte mon rêve!
C'est là, que je voudrais m'en aller avec toi!


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mignon", written 1784, appears in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, first published 1795 CAT CZE DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG GRE HUN ITA ITA ITA POL RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Abeille, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Bror Beckman, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Carl Blum, Michael Brough, Leopold Damrosch, Alphons Diepenbrock, John Woods Duke, Heinrich Elkamp, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Carl Gollmick, Friedrich Adrian Götzloff, August Ferdinand Häser, Moritz Hauptmann, Georg Jakob Ernst Häusler, Alexis Holländer, Paul Hoppe, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Adolf Jensen, Bernhard Klein, Joseph Klein, Raphael von Koeber, Theobald Kretschmann, Hans Kretzschmer, Karl Johan Krook, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Huub de Lange, Leopold Lenz, Hélène Liebmann, née Riese, Franz Liszt, Oswald Lorenz, Franz Anton Maurer, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Heinrich Meyer, Ferdinand Möhring, Carl Moltke, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Ignaz von Mosel, August Heinrich Leberecht August Mühling, Hans Georg Nägeli, August Pohlenz, Gustav Reichardt, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Adolf Reichel, Bernard Reichel, Helene Riese, Andreas Jakob Romberg, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Heinrich von Sahr, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, née Malvina Garrigues, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Martin Wegelius, Eduard Ritter von Welz, Hugo Wolf, Erich J. Wolff, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Mignon", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

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Mignon

Language: English after the French (Français)

Do you know the land, where on the expansive plain
Gleam like gold, the fruit of the orange trees?
Where beneath blessed skies, an amorous breeze
Brings and carries away the perfume of orchards?
That land, where day dawns more radiant?
Do you know it, tell me, do you?
It’s there, my love, where my dream transports me!
It’s there, where I’d like to go with you!

Do you know the house that’s all white, standing
Among myrtle groves adored by butterflies
And luminous fields, where fresh dew
Sows diamonds in the green earth?
That land, where day dawns more radiant?
Do you know it, tell me, do you?
It’s there, my love, where my dream transports me!
It’s there, where I’d like to go with you!


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Based on
Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mignon", written 1784, appears in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, first published 1795 CAT CZE DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG GRE HUN ITA ITA ITA POL RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Abeille, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Bror Beckman, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Carl Blum, Michael Brough, Leopold Damrosch, Alphons Diepenbrock, John Woods Duke, Heinrich Elkamp, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Carl Gollmick, Friedrich Adrian Götzloff, August Ferdinand Häser, Moritz Hauptmann, Georg Jakob Ernst Häusler, Alexis Holländer, Paul Hoppe, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Adolf Jensen, Bernhard Klein, Joseph Klein, Raphael von Koeber, Theobald Kretschmann, Hans Kretzschmer, Karl Johan Krook, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Huub de Lange, Leopold Lenz, Hélène Liebmann, née Riese, Franz Liszt, Oswald Lorenz, Franz Anton Maurer, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Heinrich Meyer, Ferdinand Möhring, Carl Moltke, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Ignaz von Mosel, August Heinrich Leberecht August Mühling, Hans Georg Nägeli, August Pohlenz, Gustav Reichardt, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Adolf Reichel, Bernard Reichel, Helene Riese, Andreas Jakob Romberg, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Heinrich von Sahr, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, née Malvina Garrigues, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Martin Wegelius, Eduard Ritter von Welz, Hugo Wolf, Erich J. Wolff, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2016-10-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-10-04 17:37:52

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