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Berceuse de la Sirène

Language: French (Français) after the Danish (Dansk)

Danse avec nous dans le bel Océan
le matin ou le soir sous la lune d'argent.
Plonge avec nous dans le flot transparent,
chante au soleil dans l'écume et le vent.
Mer berce nous dans tes bras caressants
Mer berce nous sur ton coeur frémissant.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The mermaid's lullaby", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03.
Last modified: 2017-08-11 14:25:41
Line count: 6
Word count: 45

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The mermaid's lullaby

Language: English after the French (Français)

Dance with us on the beautiful ocean
in the morning or evening beneath the silver moon.
Dive with us into the limpid waves,
sing to the sun in the spray and the wind.
Ocean, rock us in your caressing arms,
ocean, rock us on your trembling heart.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by René Morax (1873 - 1963) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur Honegger. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2017-08-11.
Last modified: 2017-08-11 14:34:09
Line count: 6
Word count: 47