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The song that I came to sing

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

The song that I came to sing 
remains unsung to this day. 
I have spent my days in stringing 
and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true, 
the words have not been rightly set; 
only there is the agony 
of wishing in my heart.

The blossom has not opened; 
only the wind is sighing by. 
I have not seen his face, 
nor have I listened to his voice; 
only I have heard his gentle footsteps 
from the road before my house.

The livelong day has passed 
in spreading his seat on the floor; 
but the lamp has not been lit 
and I cannot ask him into my house.

I live in the hope of meeting with him; 
but this meeting is not yet.


Translation(s): FRE GER SWE

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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)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Andrea Butenschön (1866 - 1948) , title unknown, published 1915 ENG FRE GER by Edvin Kallstenius.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Andrea Butenschön) , title unknown, published 1915
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le chant que je suis venu chanter", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:06
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