Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve, et...
Language: French (Français)
Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve, et s'il faut
que j'ajoute dans ma vie, une fois encore,
la désillusion aux désillusions ;
et, si je dois encore, par ma sombre folie,
chercher dans la douceur du vent et de la pluie
les seules vaines voix qui m'aient en passion :
je ne sais si je guérirai, ô mon amie...
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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)
- by Michel Bosc (b. 1963), "Si tout ceci", 1999 [high voice, flute, and piano], from Tristesses, no. 10. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", 1914, published 1919 [high voice and piano or orchestra], from Clairières dans le ciel, no. 6, Ricordi [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Albert Dupuis (1877 - 1967), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", published 1921 [medium voice and piano], from Douze mélodies, no. 10, Bruxelles (Brussels), Éd. J.B. Katto, Antoine Ysaye & Co. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Louis Durey (1888 - 1979), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", op. 3 (Cinq poèmes) no. 5 (1914). [voice and piano] [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "If all were naught but a poor dream", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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If all were naught but a poor dream
Language: English after the French (Français)
If all were naught but a poor dream,
and if I had to pile
disillusionment on disillusionment in my life,
and if in my shadowy madness I again had
to look to the sweetness of wind and rain
to find the only vain voices that love me passionately,
I don't know if I would ever get better, sweetheart...
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