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Ils se disent, ma colombe

Language: French (Français)

Ils se disent, ma colombe,
Que tu rêves, morte encore,
Sous la pierre d'une tombe:
[Mais pour l'âme qui t'adore]1
Tu t'éveilles ranimée,
Ô pensive bien-aimée!

Par les blanches nuits d'étoiles,
Dans la brise qui murmure,
Je caresse tes longs voiles,
Ta mouvante chevelure,
Et tes ailes demi-closes
Qui voltigent sur les roses.

Ô délices! je respire
Tes divines tresses blondes;
Ta voix pure, cette lyre,
Suit la vague sur les ondes,
Et, suave, les effleure,
Comme un cygne qui se pleure!


Translation(s): ENG SPA

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G. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Gounod: "Non, tu vis que je t'adore!"; G. Schubert: "tu vis, car je t'adore!"

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Raedcavid De Jesús) , "La enamorada", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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