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Quand je viendrai m'asseoir dans le...

Language: French (Français)

Quand je viendrai m'asseoir dans le vent, dans la nuit,
Au bout du rocher solitaire,
Quand je n'entendrai plus, en t'écoutant, le bruit 
Que fait mon coeur sur cette terre,
Ne te contente pas, Océan, de jeter
Sur mon visage un peu d'écume!
D'un coup de lame alors il te faut m'emporter
Pour dormir dans ton amertume!

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER

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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):

  • ENG English (Laura (Pranada) Sylvis) , "In the night", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Michael Rapke) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-10-27 17:30:45

Line count: 8
Word count: 57

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In the night

Language: English after the French (Français)

When I come and sit in the wind, in the night,
On the edge of the rocky cliff,
When I no longer hear, listening to you, the sound
My heart makes on this earth,
Do not be satisfied, Ocean, to toss
On my face a little foam!
With the swipe of a wave you must then carry me away
To sleep in your bitter depths!

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2004 by Laura (Pranada) Sylvis, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Ioannes Papadiamantopoulos (1856 - 1910), as Jean Moréas, no title, written 1899-1901, appears in Les stances, in 5. Stances, cinquième livre, no. 12, Paris, Éd. du Mercure de France, first published 1906 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Pierre de Bréville, Carl Engel, Philippe Gaubert, Reynaldo Hahn, Eva Ruth Spalding. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2004-11-09 00:00:00.

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

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Word count: 65