by René Morax (1873 - 1963)
Translation © by Peter Low

Chanson des Sirènes
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Dans le vent et dans le flot
dissous toi fragile écume
Dissous toi dans un sanglot
pauvre cœur rempli d'amertume

Prends ton vol dans le ciel bleu
vois la mort n'est pas cruelle.
Tu auras la paix de Dieu
viens à nous âme immortelle...


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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The song of the mermaids", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The song of the mermaids
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
In the wind and in the waves,
dissolve, oh fragile foam.
Dissolve into a teardrop,
poor heart filled with bitterness
Take flight into the blue sky.
See - death is not cruel.
God's peace will be yours,
come to us, immortal soul.


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