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Tarentelle

Language: French (Français)

Aux cieux la lune monte et luit.
Il fait grand jour en plein minuit.
Viens avec moi, me disait-elle
Viens sur le sable grésillant
Où saute et glisse en frétillant
La tarentelle...

Sus, les danseurs! En voilà deux;
Foule sur l'eau, foule autour d'eux;
L'homme est bien fait, la fille est belle;
Mais garde à vous! Sans y penser,
C'est jeu d'amour que de danser
La tarentelle...

Doux est le bruit du tambourin!
si j'étais fille de marin
Et toi pêcheur, me disait-elle
Toutes les nuits joyeusement
Nous danserions en nous aimant
La tarentelle...


Translation(s): CHI ENG ENG GER

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Submitted by Mimi Ezust

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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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "塔朗泰拉舞曲", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , "The tarantella", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , "The tarantella", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , "Tarentelle", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 18
Word count: 94

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The tarantella

Language: English after the French (Français)

In the heavens the moon rises and shines.
It turns midnight into the light of day.
"Come with me," she said to me,
"Come onto the sizzling sand
Where, wriggling, jumps and slides
The tarantella..."

Come on, dancers!  Here are two of them;
A crowd on the water, a crowd around them;
The man is well-built, the girl is beautiful;
But watch out! Without thinking about it,
It is the game of love being danced,
The tarantella...

Sweet is the sound of the tambourine!
"If I were the daughter of the sea
And you a fisher," she said to me,
"Every night with glee
We would love each other while we dance
The tarantella..."


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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2006 by Korin Kormick, (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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Text added to the website: 2006-03-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
Line count: 18
Word count: 114