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Hear the sledges with the bells

Language: English

Hear the sledges with the bells --
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells --
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Translation(s): FRE RUS

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Text added to the website: 2007-12-14 00:00:00.

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Entendez les traîneaux à cloches

Language: French (Français) after the English

Entendez les traîneaux à cloches -- 
cloches d'argent ! 
Quel monde d'amusement annonce leur mélodie ! 
Comme elle tinte, tinte, tinte, 
dans le glacial air de nuit ! 
Tandis que les astres qui étincellent 
sur tout le ciel semblent cligner, 
avec cristalline délice, de l'œil : 
allant, elle d'accord (d'accord, d'accord) 
en une sorte de rythme runique, 
avec la « tintinnabulisation » qui surgit si musicalement 
des cloches (des cloches, cloches, cloches, 
cloches, cloches, cloches) : 
du cliquetis et du tintement des cloches.

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Based on
  • a text in English by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), no title, appears in The Bells, no. 1 RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Frank Ahrold, Thomas Anderton, Michael William Balfe, Emma Lou Diemer, John Emeléus, D. Ezechiels, Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, Arthur Foote, George Fox, William Wallace Gilchrist, John Habash, Juliana Hall, Cuthbert Harris, H. Stanley Hawley, Joseph Charles Holbrooke, Fedor Kebalin, Hazel Gertrude Kinscella, Halfdan Kjerulf, Henry Lahee, F. Lancelott, Franco Leoni, Clarence Lucas, Nicola Aloysius Montani, Phil Ochs, C. Alexander Peloquin, Franz Petersilea, Alfred Plumpton, Sam Raphling, Hugh Stevenson Roberton, Sir, Godfrey Sampson, Arsene Siegel, David E. Stone, Harold Hinchcliffe Sykes, George Wald, Michael White, Philip George Wilkinson, Harry Robert Wilson. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-01-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-01-06 16:05:31

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Word count: 82