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Il pleure dans mon cœur

Language: French (Français)

Il pleure dans mon cœur
Comme il pleut sur la ville ;
Quelle est cette langueur
Qui pénètre mon cœur ?

Ô bruit doux de la pluie,
Par terre et sur les toits!
Pour un cœur qui s'ennuie,
Ô le [chant]1 de la pluie !

Il pleure sans raison
Dans [ce]2 cœur qui s'écœure.
Quoi! nulle trahison ? ...
[Ce]3 deuil est sans raison.

C'est bien la pire peine,
De ne savoir pourquoi
Sans amour et sans haine
Mon cœur a tant de peine!


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1 Debussy: "bruit"
2 Fauré: "mon"; Madetoja: "le"
3 Fauré: "Mon"

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There is weeping in my heart

Language: English after the French (Français)

 There is weeping in my heart
 like the rain falling on the town.
 What is this languor
 that pervades my heart?
 Oh the patter of the rain
 on the ground and the roofs!
 For a heart growing weary
 oh the song of the rain!
 There is weeping without cause
 in this disheartened heart.
 What!  No betrayal?
 There's no reason for this grief.
 Truly the worst pain
 is not knowing why,
 without love or hatred,
 my heart feels so much pain.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in Romances sans paroles, in Ariettes oubliées, no. 3, Sens, Typographie de Maurice L'Hermite, first published 1874 GER GER GER GER GER RUS GER GER GER RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Victor-Sylvain Absalon, Robert Alger, Georges Anglebel, Max Arham, Charly Bailly, Karl Baraquin, Richard Barthélemy, Georges Beaucaire, Louis Beaumont, Armand Bernaert, Michel Bernard, Hubert Bertrand, Marcel Boite, Raymond Bonheur, Henri Bordes d'Anzy, Serge Bortkiewicz, Marie-Rose Bresson, Marguerite Canal, Victor-Charles Candillier, John Alden Carpenter, René Chavée, André-Pierre Codou, Suzanne Coquelin, Lucien Darras, Claude Achille Debussy, Valéry Delfolie, Frederick Delius, Édouard Desmangles, Édouard-Léon-Stéphen Detraux, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Madeleine Dubois, Gabriel Dupont, Jean Dussault, Sixten Eckerberg, Gabriel Fauré, Paul Fiévet, Édouard-Ernest Fillacier, Rodolphe de Foras, Léon Frings, Eduardo García Mansilla, Joseph-Pierre Gauthier, dit Claude Gauthier, Marcel Gaveau, A. Getty, Robert Giraud, Gabriel Grovlez, Hugo Herrmann, Joseph Hetsch, Jules-Ernest Hubert, Fernand-Raphaël Israël, T. Jousselin, Charles Koechlin, Josef Koffler, Alfred Kullmann, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Anatole Lancel, N. Lavenant, Christian Legros, Madeleine Lemariey, René Lenormand, Franck-Robert Lhomme, Henri-Marie Lincé, dit Hella, Dinu Lipatti, Henri Lluis, Henri-Édouard-Joseph Logé, M. Louvat, Arturo Luzzatti, Leevi Antti Madetoja, Charles Mancel, dit Charles Netley, Suzanne-Marie Marinier, Lucien Mawet, Paul de Meleingreau, Jacques Mendel, Maria Mérina, Lydie Michaïloff, Joseph Michel, Klaus Miehling, Émile Nérini, M. de Nevers, Frits Noske, Lucy Hamilton Paine, Héctor Panizza, Émile Poirson, Charles Quef, Hendrik de Regt, Pierre-Jacob Robert-Cantabre, Alexis Rostand, Daniel Ruyneman, Henry Sarly, Florent Schmitt, Leone Sinigaglia, Carl Smulders, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Aimée Strohl, dit Rita Strohl, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Alexandre Tariot, Théodore Terestchenko, Édouard Van Cleef, Alice Voisin, Léon Wauters, Sylvia Wisner, Lucien Wurmser, Riccardo Zandonai, Werther Zanolli, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.


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