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Language: Chinese (中文)


Translation(s): FRE FRE FRE

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Submitted by Corey Luis


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , "Sur les bords du Jo-Jeh" ; composed by Rosalie Marie Wertheim.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Judith Gautier (1845 - 1917) , "Au bord de la rivière", appears in Le livre de jade, 1867 edition, in 1. Les amoureux, no. 3, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, first published 1867 ; composed by Gabriel-André Fabre.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Gustav Mahler.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Marie Jean Léon, Marquis d'Hervey-Saint-Denys) , "Sur les bords du Jo-Yeh" [an adaptation]

Text added to the website: 2004-01-16 00:00:00.

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Au bord de la rivière

Language: French (Français) after the Chinese (中文)

Des jeunes filles se sont approchées de la rivière ; 
elles s’enfoncent dans les touffes de nénuphars.
On ne les voit pas, mais on les entend rire, 
et le vent se parfume en traversant leurs vêtements.
Un jeune homme à cheval passe au bord de la rivière, 
tout près des jeunes filles. L’une d’elles a senti son cœur 
battre et son visage a changé de couleur.
Mais les touffes de nénuphars l’enveloppent. 

Confirmed with Judith Walter (Judith Gautier), Le Livre de jade, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1867, pages 9-10.

Note: this is a prose text. The line-breaks have been added arbitrarily.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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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)

Text added to the website: 2019-05-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-05 19:36:22

Line count: 8
Word count: 72