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Gentle lady, do not sing

Language: English

Gentle lady, do not sing 
  Sad songs about the end of love; 
Lay aside sadness and sing 
  How love that passes is enough. 

Sing about the long deep sleep 
  Of lovers that are dead, and how 
In the grave all love shall sleep: 
  Love is aweary now.


Translation(s): FRE POL

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Douce dame, ne chante pas

Language: French (Français) after the English

Douce dame, ne chante pas
De chants tristes sur la fin de l'amour ;
Laisse de côté la tristesse et chante
Comment l'amour qui passe suffit.

Chante le long sommeil profond
Des amants qui sont morts, et comment
Dans la tombe tout amour dormira :
L'amour est las maintenant.


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Based on
  • a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), no title, appears in Chamber Music, no. 28, first published 1907 POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, Gary Bachlund, Carlos Botto Vallarino, Brian Boydell, Israel Citkowitz, Laurence Clarke, Jean Coulthard, David Leo Diamond, Ross Lee Finney, Eugene Goossens, Sir, Jack Marius Jarrett, Wayland Rogers, Tibor Serly, Colin Sterne, Karol Maciej Szymanowski. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-11-07 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:26
Line count: 8
Word count: 49