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Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

Language: French (Français) after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

Ô joie de mon âme,
Joie de mon coeur,
Trésor qui m'est si cher ;
Joie de l'âme et du cœur,
Toi que j'aime ardemment,
Tu es plus beau qu'un ange.
Ô lorsque tu parais,
Ange si doux
Devant nos yeux,
Comme un bel ange blond,
Sous le clair soleil,
Hélas ! tous nos pauvres cœurs soupirent !

Translation(s): ENG GER HUN ITA SPA

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Song of the Girls Collecting Mastic", copyright ©
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Maria Th. Langsch) , title 1: "Das Lied der Mastix - Sammlerinnen", 2004, copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Canción de las recolectoras de lentiscos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone delle raccoglitrici di lentischio", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Dániel Csűry) , title 1: "A pisztáciaszedőnők dala", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The Song of the Girls Collecting Mastic

Language: English after the French (Français)

O joy of my soul,
joy of my heart,
treasure which is so dear to me,
joy of my soul and heart,
you whom I love ardently,
you are more handsome than an angel.
O when you appear,
angel so sweet,
Before our eyes,
Like a fine, blond angel,
under the bright sun,
Alas! all of our poor hearts sigh!

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