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I've heard an organ talk sometimes

Language: English

I've heard an organ talk sometimes
In a cathedral aisle
And understood no word it said
Yet held my breath the while...

And risen up and gone away,
A more Bernardine girl
And know not what was done to me
In that old hallowed aisle.


Translation(s): CAT FRE GER ITA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "J'ai entendu parfois un orgue parler", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "De vegades he sentit un orgue parlar", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-06-10 10:54:05
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Word count: 45

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J'ai entendu parfois un orgue parler

Language: French (Français) after the English

J'ai entendu parfois un orgue parler
Dans l'allée d'une cathédrale
Et je ne comprenais pas un mot de ce qu'il disait
Pourtant j'ai retenu mon souffle pendant

Et je me suis levée et je suis partie
Une fille plus Bernardine
Et j'ignore ce qui m'est arrivé
Dans cette vieille allée consacrée.


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Text added to the website: 2008-11-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:00
Line count: 8
Word count: 51