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Chant de l'almée

Language: French (Français)

Dis-moi, jeune captive,
Qu’attends-tu sur la rive?
Est-ce un riche trésor,
Un vaisseau chargé d’or,
Qu’attends-tu sur la rive?

Sous le ciel qui s’étoile,
Vois-tu donc une voile
Qui s’avance et qui luit,
À l’horizon qui fuit, à l’horizon qui fuit?

Danse, légère almée,
La brise est parfumée,
Chante, le gai tambour
Résonne encore.
Danse, légère almée,
La brise est parfumée,
Chante jusqu’à l’aurore,
Redis toujours ton chant d’amour!
Ah! chante, chante encore,
Chante nos amours.

Dis-moi, jeune captive,
Qu’attends-tu sur la rive?
Quel but mystérieux
Attire ainsi tes yeux,
Qu’attends-tu sur la rive?

Rien ne vaut sur la terre
Ce qu’en tremblant j’espère,
J’attends mon doux seigneur,
Il m’a donné son coeur, il m’a donné son coeur.

Danse, légère almée...

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


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 (Garrett Medlock) , "Song of the almah", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-02-09.
Last modified: 2019-02-09 09:42:03
Line count: 31
Word count: 123

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