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Dans la plaine immense

Language: French (Français)

Dans la plaine immense,
Le travail commence
Aux feux du matin,
Au doux chant des merles,
Quand d'humides perles
Tremblant sur le thym,
Enfants, jeunes filles,
prenez vos faucilles
Coupez blés et fleurs;
Quand la plaine est blonde,
Chantez votre ronde,
Joyeux moissonneurs.
Chantez, chantez, joyeux moissonneurs.

Fauchez sans relâche,
Hardis à la tâche,
Fauchez le sillon,
Les épis superbes
Qui roulent leurs gerbes
Dans un tourbillon;
La vive alouette 
Se lêve inquiète,
Craignant pour son nid;
La jeune couvée
Sera préservée,
Car Dieu la bénit.
Chantez, chantez, joyeux moissonneurs.

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "In an immense field", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
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Word count: 90

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