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La chanson d'alouette

Language: French (Français)

Je suis le cri de joie
Qui sort des prés à leur réveil;
Et c’est moi que la terre envoie
Offrir le salut au soleil!

Je pars des chaumes blancs de brume,
À mes pieds flotte un fil d’argent,
La rosée empourpre ma plume
Et je la sème en voltigeant!

Je plane et chante la première
Dans l’azur frais où l’aube éclot,
Je me baigne dans la lumière
Et vais me mirer dans un flot!

Ma voix est sans note plaintive,
Je ne dis rien au triste soir,
Je suis la chanson folle et vive
De la jeunesse et de l’espoir!

Je suis le cri de joie...


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

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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 (Garrett Medlock) , "The lark's song", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2019-05-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-01 17:24:30

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The lark's song

Language: English after the French (Français)

I am the cry of joy
Which [is released] from the fields at their awakening;
And the earth sends me
To offer the greeting to the sun!

I am leaving the stubble-fields white with mist,
At my feet floats a thread of silver,
The dew turns my feather purple
And I sow it [while] flitting!

I glide and sing the first [light]
In the fresh blue where dawn breaks,
I bathe myself in the light
And am going to gaze at my reflection in a flood!

My voice is without [a] plaintive note,
I do not say anything to the sad evening,
I am the wild, lively song
Of youth and hope!

I am the cry of joy...


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