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Les yeux clos

Language: French (Français)

Quand tes yeux clos ne verront plus
Les lieux charmeurs où nous aimâmes,
J'aurai des sanglots plein mon âme,
Quand tes yeux clos ne verront plus.
Sous le poids lourd des destinées,
Courbant un front qui se souvient,
Ton souvenir restera mien,
Dans le tourbillon des années.
Quand tes yeux clos ne verront plus
Les fleurs qui s'ouvraient pour te plaire,
J'en couvrirai ta tombe chère,
Quand tes yeux clos ne verront plus !

Translation(s): ENG GER

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Note: beware - "poids" (line 5) is misspelled as "pied" in various places online and in at least one print source.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Low [Guest Editor]


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 (Peter Low) , title 1: "Closed eyes", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Gebrochene Augen", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-02-01.
Last modified: 2017-06-07 16:25:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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