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Language: French (Français)

Myrto ne sait pas de chansons,
Les filles la trouvent sauvage.
On la fuit, et les beaux garçons
Ne l’embrassen pas au passage.

Elle s’en va loin des maisons
S’asseoir près de la mer immense.
Nul ne regrette son absence:
Myrto ne sait pas de chansons,
Myrto ne sait pas de chansons.

Noël vient, vêtu de glaçons:
On danse autour du feu qui brille;
Nul n’invite la pauvre fille.
Myrto ne sait pas de chansons,
Myrto ne sait pas de chansons.

Mais elle sait le chant austère
Qui vibre au coeur silencieux,
Et que n’écoute point la terre:
Myrto, Myrto, Myrto sait la chanson des cieux!

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) , "Myrto", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-02-09.
Last modified: 2019-02-09 16:44:40
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