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Connais‑tu le pays

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

Connais-tu le pays où fleurit l'oranger? 
Le pays des fruits d'or et des roses merveilles,
Où la brise est plus douce et l'oiseau plus léger,
Où dans toute saison butinent les abeilles,
Où rayonne et sourit, comme un bienfait de Dieu,
Un éternel printemps sous un ciel toujours bleu! 
Hélas! Que ne puis-je te suivre
Vers ce rivage heureux d'où le sort m'exila! 
C'est là! C'est là que je voudrais vivre,
Aimer, aimer et mourir! 
C'est là que je voudrais vivre, c'est là, 
oui, c'est là! 

Connais-tu la maison où l'on m'attend là-bas? 
La salle aux lambris d'or, où des hommes de marbre
M'appellent dans la nuit en me tendant les bras? 
Et la cour où l'on danse à l'ombre d'un grand arbre? 
Et le lac transparent où glissent sur les eaux
Mille bateaux légers pareils à des oiseaux? 
Hélas! Que ne puis-je te suivre
Vers ce pays lointain d'où le sort m'exila! 
C'est là! C'est là que je voudrais vivre,
Aimer, aimer et mourir! 
C'est là que je voudrais vivre, c'est là, 
oui, c'est là!


Translation(s): ENG
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Submitted by Paul Cadrin

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) , no title, from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Book III, Chapter 1 CZE CAT DUT RUS HUN ENG ITA FRE POL RUS ENG by Ludwig Abeille, Bror Beckman, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Leopold Damrosch, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Moritz Hauptmann, Hélène Liebmann, Franz Liszt, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Alexander Schumann, Robert Alexander Schumann, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Hugo Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Helene Riese, Karl Johan Krook, Carl Blum, Erich J. Wolff, Friedrich Götzloff, Carl Gollmick, August Ferdinand Häser, Georg Jakob Ernst Häusler, Bernhard Klein, Bernhard Klein, Oswald Lorenz, Joseph Klein, Ignaz von Mosel, Huub de Lange, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Leopold Lenz, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Hans Georg Nägeli, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Alphons Diepenbrock, Franz Anton Maurer, John Woods Duke, Martin Wegelius, Carl Moltke, August Mühling, August Pohlenz, Heinrich Meyer, Gustav Reichardt, Andreas Jakob Romberg, H. Elkamp, Adolf Jensen, Alexis Holländer, Bernard Reichel, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Eduard Ritter von Welz, Michael Brough, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Theobald Kretschmann, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Ferdinand Möhring, Paul Hoppe, Hans Kretzschmer, Heinrich von Sahr.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown, copyright © CZE CAT DUT HUN RUS ITA FRE POL RUS by Ralph Shapey.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803 - 1873) , no title CAT CZE DUT HUN ENG ITA FRE POL ENG by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Louis Gallet (1835 - 1898) , title unknown [an adaptation] CAT CZE DUT RUS HUN ENG ITA POL RUS ENG by Charles Gounod.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Victor Wilder (1835 - 1892) , title unknown [an adaptation] CAT CZE DUT RUS HUN ENG ITA POL RUS ENG by Henri Duparc.
  • Also set in Polish (Polszczyzna), a translation by Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855) , title unknown CAT CZE DUT RUS HUN ENG ITA FRE RUS ENG by Stanisław Moniuszko.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Giuseppe Zaffira , title 1: "Non conosci il bel suol" [an adaptation] CAT CZE DUT RUS HUN ENG FRE POL RUS ENG by Ambroise Thomas.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Ladislav Quis (1846 - 1913) , title unknown CAT DUT RUS HUN ENG ITA FRE POL RUS ENG by Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown CAT CZE DUT HUN ENG ITA FRE POL ENG by Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki.

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

  • ENG English (Laura L. Nagle) , title 1: "Do you know the land", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
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