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Chanson de la Poire

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

C'est l'histoire
d'une poire
on la cueille
dans les feuilles
on la tape
tant et tant,
qu'elle en claque
en trois temps
d'une attaque
Il faut boire
à la poire
un bon coup.
Il faut boire
et c'est tout.

Translation(s): ENG

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 14
Word count: 39

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The song of the pear

Language: English after the French (Français)

This is the story
of a pear.
It is picked
among the leaves,
it is squeezed
for such a long time
that it perishes
in three stages
from an attack.
You need to drink
a good mouthful
of the pear-juice.
You need to drink,
and that's all.

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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 14:34:40
Line count: 14
Word count: 47