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La mer

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

Quels sont ces bruits sourds?
Écoutez vers l'onde
Cette voix profonde
Qui pleure toujours.
 Pas d'ancre de fer
 Que le flot ne rompe. -
 Le vent de la mer
 Souffle dans sa trompe.

Comme il pleut ce soir!
N'est-ce pas, mon hôte?
Là-bas, à la côte,
Le ciel est bien noir, 
La mer est bien haute!
 Pas d'ancre de fer
 Que le flot ne rompe. -
 Le vent de la mer
 Souffle dans sa trompe.

Oh! marins perdus!
Au loin, dans cette ombre,
Sur la nef qui sombre,
Que de bras tendus
Vers la terre sombre!
 Pas d'ancre de fer
 Que le flot ne rompe. -
 Le vent de la mer
 Souffle dans sa trompe.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

The text shown is a variant of another text.

It is based on

  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), "Une nuit qu'on entendait la mer sans la voir", written 1836, appears in Les voix intérieures, no. 24, first published 1837
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Louis Niedermeyer. Go to the text.

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


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