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Goodnight

Language: English

Some say goodnight — at night —
I say goodnight by day —
Good-bye — the Going utter me —
Goodnight, I still reply —

For parting, that is night,
And presence, simply dawn —
Itself, the purple on the height
Denominated morn.


Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Bonne nuit", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2018-03-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-03-14 12:05:25
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Bonne nuit

Language: French (Français) after the English

Certains disent bonne nuit — la nuit —
je dis bonne nuit le jour —
Au revoir — Ceux qui s'en vont me disent —
Bonne nuit, je réponds encore —

Car partir, c'est la nuit,
Et la présence, simplement l'aube —
Elle-même, la pourpre sur la hauteur
Nommée le matin.


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Based on
  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), written 1863
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jake Heggie. Go to the text.

 

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