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Puisqu'ici‑bas toute âme

Language: French (Français)

Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme
Donne à quelqu'un
Sa musique, sa flamme,
Ou son parfum;

Puisqu'ici[-bas]1 [chaque]2 chose
Donne toujours
Son épine ou sa rose
A ses amours;

[Puisqu'avril]3 donne aux chênes
Un bruit charmant;
Que la nuit donne aux peines
L'oubli dormant.

Puisque l'air à la branche
Donne l'oiseau;
Que l'aube à la pervenche
Donne un peu d'eau;

Puisque, lorsqu'elle arrive
S'y reposer,
L'onde amère à la rive
Donne un baiser;

Je te donne, à cette heure,
Penché sur toi,
La chose la meilleure
Que j'ai en moi!

Reçois donc ma pensée,
Triste d'ailleurs,
Qui, comme une rosée,
T'arrive en pleurs!

Reçois mes voeux sans nombre,
O mes amours!
Reçois la flamme ou l'ombre
De tous mes jours!

Mes transports pleins d'ivresses,
Pur de soupçons,
Et toutes les caresses
De mes chansons!

Mon esprit qui sans voile
Vogue au hazard,
Et qui n'a pour étoile
Que ton regard!

Ma muse, que les heures
Bercent rêvant
Qui, pleurant quand tu pleures,
Pleure souvent!

Reçois, mon bien céleste,
O ma beauté,
Mon coeur, dont rien ne reste,
L'amour ôté!


Translation(s): ENG GER ITA SPA

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G. Fauré sets stanzas 1-3, 5-9, 11, 12
R. Hahn sets stanzas 1, 2, 4-9
E. Lalo sets stanzas 1, 8, 6, 10, 7, 9
H. Monpou sets stanzas 1, 2, 4-10, 12
L. Niedermeyer sets stanzas 1-3, 5-8, 10-12
C. Saint-Saëns sets stanzas 1, 2, 4-10, 12

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 omitted by Hahn.
2 Hugo: "toute"
3 Fauré: "Puis qu'Avril"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "As each soul here below", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Gerrit Falk) , "So wie auf dieser Erde jede Seele", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) [singable] (Angelo Zanardini) , "Dolce pensier"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alberto Bonati) , "Ya que aquí abajo toda alma", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:34
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Word count: 176

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Dolce pensier

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the French (Français)

Poi che in terra ogni spirto
Ad un mortal
Da il suo canto, il suo mirto,
E l'ideal,
 
Poi che sagra ogni cosa
in terra ognor.
O la spina, o la rosa
Ai dolci amor,






Poi che al ramoda il canto
Il vago augel,
E l'aurora il suo pianto
Ad ogni stel,
 
Poi che, tocca la sponda
A risposar,
Al suo lembo sa l'onda
Un bacio dar.
 
Reclinando la testa
In grembo a te,
Ti do quel che mi resta
Ancor di me.
 
Su te in lagrime cada
Il sogno a vol,
Qual di perle rugiada,
Al primo sol !...
 
Abbi gli ultimi addii,
Celeste amor,
I sospiri, i desii
 Del mesto cor !
 
Abbi i palpiti audaci,
Ond'ebre son,
Nel delirio dei baci,
Odi e canzon !

















From a Hahn score.

Submitted by Sylvain Labartette

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), no title, written 1836, appears in Les voix intérieures, no. 11, first published 1837 ENG GER SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Charles-Samuel Bovy-Lysberg, Louis-Toussaint Cellot, as Henri Cellot, Antoine De Val, A. Dethou, Gabriel Fauré, Jean-Baptiste Faure, Reynaldo Hahn, Edouard Lalo, Hippolyte Monpou, Louis Niedermeyer, Paul Rougnon, Charles Camille Saint-Saëns. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-25T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:18
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Word count: 128