The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net


Language: French (Français)

Quand sur la colline,
Seul, je vais m'asseoir!
Quand le jour décline
Dans la paix du soir!
Dis! alors ne sais-tu pas?
Car mon coeur entend tout bas
Murmurer ta voix divine!

Loin de ton sourire
La douleur me suit!
Tout me semble dire:
Le bonheur te fuit!
Mais que ton regard charmant
Me caresse doucement,
Dans tes yeux mon âme expire!

Si tu m'es ravie,
Il me faut mourir!
Car sans toi, ma vie
N'est plus que souffrir!
Mais rêver et vivre à deux,
Ici-bas c'est vivre, au cieux!
Viens rêver, ma douce amie.

Translation(s): ENG ENG

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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) , "Twilight", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Dusk", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:16
Line count: 21
Word count: 95

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust


Language: English after the French (Français)

When I sit alone
On the hill,
When the day draws
To peaceful eve!
Say! Don't you know?
For my heart hears your divine voice
Murmur soft and low.

Pain follows me
When am far from your smile.
Everything seems to tell me:
Happiness is fleeing you.
But when your charming glance
Softly caresses me,
My soul dies in your eyes!

If you are taken from me,
I must die!
Without you, my life
Is endless suffering!
But to dream and live together,
Here below, is to live in Heaven!
Come and dream, sweetheart.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.


  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 1997 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:16
Line count: 21
Word count: 94