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Language: French (Français)

Enfant, cède au sommeil qui ferme ta paupière,
Je suis auprès de toi, priant Dieu pour l'absent,
Goûte d'un doux repos le charme bien faisant,
Et près de ton berceau, ne cherche pas ton père.

Depuis qu'il est parti défendre sa patrie,
Au seuil désert je viens l'attendre dès l'aurore.
Et debout sur le seuil, le soir me trouve encore !
Hélas ! l'espoir a fui mon âme endolorie !

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Ted Perry and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Barbara Miller) , title 1: "Lullaby", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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