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Qu'importe que l'hiver

Language: French (Français)

Qu'importe que l'hiver éteigne les clartés
Du soleil assombri dans les cieux attristés?1
Je sais bien où trouver encore
Les brillants rayons d'une aurore
Plus belle que [celle]2 des cieux.
Toi que j'adore, c'est dans tes yeux!

Qu'importe que l'hiver ait des printemps défunts
[Dispersé]3 sans pitié les enivrants parfums?
Je sais où trouver, non flétrie,
Malgré [les bises]4 en furie,
Une rose encor tout en fleur.
Ô ma chérie, c'est dans ton cœur!

Ce rayon qui, bravant les ombres [de]5 la nuit,
Toujours splendide et pur luit au fond de tes yeux;
Cette fleur toujours parfumée
Qui dans ton cœur est enfermée
Et qui sait survivre à l'été.
Ma bien aimée, c'est [la]6 beauté!


Translation(s): CAT ENG RUS

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1 the Massenet version does not have a question mark here but a full stop (period).
2 Massenet: "l'aube"
3 Massenet: "Dissipé"
4 Massenet: "la bise"
5 Massenet: "et"
6 Massenet: "ta"

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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, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Què importa si l’hivern", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jean-Pierre Granger) , "It doesn't matter", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-12-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:01

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