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Tes yeux bleus comme deux bluets

Language: French (Français)

Tes yeux bleus comme deux bluets
me suivaient dans l'herbe fanée
Et près du lac aux joncs fluets
où la brise désordonnée
Venait danser des menuets!

Chère ange, tu diminuais
Les ombres de ma destinée
Lorsque vers moi tu remuais
Tes yex bleus!
Mes spleens tu les atténuais

Et ma vie était moins damnée
A cette époque fortunée
Où dans l'âme à frissons muets
Tendrement tu m'insinuais
Tes yeux bleus.


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 (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2017


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Your eyes, as blue as two cornflowers

Language: English after the French (Français)

Your eyes, as blue as two cornflowers,
Followed me through the wilted grass,
And up to to the lake of slender bulrushes,
Where a disorderly breeze
Came to dance some menuets.

Dear angel, you weakened
The shadows hanging over my destiny
When upon me your
Blue eyes rested.
You eased my melancholy feelings

And my life was less cursed
At that fortunate time
Where, into my soul, to mute shivering, 
You tenderly introduced
Your blue eyes!


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Translation of title "Tes yeux bleus" = "Your blue eyes"

Authorship

  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2017 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Maurice Rollinat (1846 - 1903), "Les yeux bleus", written 1883, appears in Les névroses, in 1. Les âmes, no. 21, Paris, Éd. Charpentier, first published 1883
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Emmanuel Chabrier. Go to the text.

 

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