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Les sanglots longs

Language: French (Français)

Les sanglots longs
des violons
   de l'automne
blessent mon coeur
d'une langueur

Tout suffocant
et blême, quand
   sonne l'heure.
je me souviens
des jours anciens,
   et je pleure...

Et je m'en vais
au vent mauvais
   qui m'emporte
de çà, de là,
pareil à la
   feuille morte...


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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The long sobs", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , "Song of autumn", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Herbstgesang", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canzone d'autunno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Die langen Seufzer
der Violinen
des Herbstes
versehren mein Herz
mit ihrer monotonen

Ganz atemlos
und fahl, beim
kommen mir
alte Zeiten in den Sinn
und ich weine ...

Und ich mache mich auf den Weg
im stürmischen Wind,
der mich
hin und her treibt
wie ein
totes Blatt.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), "Chanson d'automne", appears in Poèmes saturniens, in Paysages tristes, no. 5, first published 1866 ENG ENG ENG HUN HUN ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Louis Abbiate, Fernando Águila, François d'Albert, José André, Georges Anglebel, Georges Antoine, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, Karl Baraquin, Alfredo-Antonio-Maria Barbirolli, Georges Barrère, Maxime Belliard, Armand Bernaert, Philippe Blay, Suzanne Bonis-Charancle, Frédéric-Louis Bonnaud, Charles Bordes, Henri Bordes d'Anzy, Rosalie-Maude Bowlby, René-Félix Brancour, Marcel Briclot, M. Brillot, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Bumcké, Frank-Marie Cadalen, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, John Alden Carpenter, Gustave Charpentier, Chenard-Huché, César Cortinas, Georges Cuvelard, Lucien Darras, Reginald De Koven, Jules Toussaint De Sutter, Lex van Delden, Frederick Delius, F. Desutter, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Fidès Devriès, Alphons Diepenbrock, Édouard Dreyfus Gonzales du Premio-Real, as Jean Dora, Simone Dudillot, André Dulaurens, Jean Dulieu, Gabriel Dupont, Robert de Faÿ, Léo Ferré, Hector Fraggi, dit Shepherd, Antonio Lima Fragoso, Witold Friemann, Gabriel-Laurent Frontin, Henri Gil-Marchex, Stanley Grill, Reynaldo Hahn, Tibor Harsányi, Thomas Alexandrovitch de Hartmann, Louis Hasselmans, Gaston Herder, A.-L. Herrenschmidt, Joseph Hetsch, Bernardus Huijbers, Georges Itasse, Roger-Élie Jalowicz, Suzanne Joly, Werner Josten, Jeanne Joulain, Gaston Knosp, Josef Koffler, Jan Maarten Komter, Joseph Kosma, Louise Koster, Pavel Ivanovich Kovalev, Paul Ladmirault, Charles Lagourgue, Guillaume Landré, Robert Legrand, Madeleine Lemariey, Émile Lesieur, Séverin Luino, René Mantez, Guillemette Marrannes, Fabert Mayer, Armand Merck, Maria Mérina, Jeanne Amélie Messager, née Ledrelle, Frédéric Michel, Joseph Michel, Léonard Pieter Joseph Michielsen, Klaus Miehling, Franco Michele Napolitano, Émile Nérini, Suzannet Obadia, Michael John Oczko, Max d'Ollone, Léon Orthel, Semyon Viktorovich Panchenko, Héctor Panizza, Bernard Panouillot, Émile-Barthélemy Passani, Casimir von Pászthory, Lamberto Pavanelli, Paule Perrin, Yvan Peyrussan, Jeanne-Eugénie Philippon, Achille Guido Picchi, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Joseph-Gaston-Charles, dit André Prévost, Eileen Pringle, Émile Pierre Ratez, Wilhelm Rettich, Ludomir M. Rogowski, Jean-Lucien Roudière, Léo Sachs, Édouard-Joseph Sala, signe André Sala, Adolfo Salazar, Paul-Louis-Camille Schlosser, P. Singer, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Aimée Strohl, dit Rita Strohl, Jan Tausinger, Théodore Terestchenko, Paul Thiriet, Charles Trenet, Édouard Van Cleef, Henriette J. Van den Brandeler, Louis Vierne, Berthe Waldteufel, Julia Weissberg, Juliusz Wertheim, Philip Wilby, Sylvia Wisner, Judith Lang Zaimont. Go to the text.


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