Language: French (Français)
Aimons-nous et dormons
Sans songer au reste du monde!
Ni le flot de la mer, ni l'ouragan des monts
Tant que nous nous aimons
Ne [courbera]1 ta tête blonde,
Car l'amour est plus fort
Que les Dieux et la Mort!
Le soleil s'éteindrait
Pour laisser ta blancheur plus pure,
Le vent qui jusqu'à terre incline la forêt,
En passant n'oserait
Jouer avec ta chevelure,
Tant que tu cacheras
Ta tête entre mes bras!
Et lorsque nos deux coeurs
S'en iront aux sphères heureuses
Où les célestes lys écloront sous nos pleurs,
Alors, comme deux fleurs,
Joignons nos lèvres amoureuses,
Et tâchons d'épuiser
La mort dans un baiser!
Translation(s): ENG GER SPA
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1 or "courberont"
Submitted by Ted Perry
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Pierre (Onfroy) de Bréville (1861 - 1949), "Aimons-nous", 1894, published 1913 [vocal duet for mezzo-soprano and tenor with piano or orchestra], Éd. Rouart Lerolle [ sung text not verified ]
- by Claude Achille Debussy (1862 - 1918), "Aimons-nous", L. 7/(16) (1881). [voice and piano] [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947), "Aimons-nous!", published 1891. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921), "Aimons-nous", 1892, published 1892, orchestrated 1919 [voice and piano or orchestra], Éd. Durand [ sung text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (David Seay) , "Let us love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Lieben, lieben wir uns und ruhen", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Alberto Bonati) , "Amémonos y durmamos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Last modified: 2014-09-27 01:10:42
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Let us love
Language: English after the French (Français)
Let us love, let us sleep,
Without thinking of the rest of the world!
Neither the waves of the sea, nor the storms in the mountains,
(As long as we're in love)
Can harm the blond crown of your head,
For love is much stronger
Than gods and than death!
The sun extinguishes
Just to leave thy fair skin pure.
The wind, blowing through earth's forests,
passes and does not dare
play with your hair.
All this! If you rest
Your head in my arms.
And when our two hearts
Pass to blissful spheres,
Where celestial lilies blossom from our tears,
Then, like two flowers,
We'll lock our lips in love,
Seeking to deflect
Death in a kiss!
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- a text in French (Français) by Théodore Faullin de Banville (1823 - 1891), "Aimons-nous", written 1846, appears in Les Exilés, in 3. Odelettes, no. 15, first published 1856 GER SPA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Pierre de Bréville, Claude Achille Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, Charles Camille Saint-Saëns. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2018-02-09.
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