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J'ai cherché trente ans, mes sœurs

Language: French (Français)

J'ai cherché trente ans, mes sœurs,
    Où s'est-il caché?
J'ai marché trente ans, mes sœurs,
    Sans m'en approcher...
J'ai marché trente ans, mes sœurs,
    Et mes pieds sont las,
II était partout, mes sœurs,
    Et n'existe pas...
L'heure est triste enfin, mes sœurs,
    Ôtez mes sandales,
Le soir meurt aussi, mes sœurs,
    Et mon âme a mal...
Vous avez seize ans, mes sœurs,
    Allez loin d'ici,
Prenez mon bourdon, mes sœurs,
    Et cherchez aussi...

Translation(s): RUS

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First published in the revue La Plume, no. 94, March 15, 1893, under the title "Extraits inédits de la Quenouille et la Besace"; later in Douze Chansons, 1896; then in Serres chaudes suivies de Quinze Chansons, 1900.

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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Vyacheslav Karatygin (1875 - 1925) by Boleslav Leopoldovitch Yavorsky.

Text added to the website: 2009-01-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:06
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