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Aubade

Language: English after the French (Français)

Still barr'd thy doors.  The far East glows,
The morning wind blows fresh and free.
Should not the hour that wakes the rose,
Awaken also thee?

All look for thee, Love, Light and Song;
Light in the sky, deep-red above,
Song, in the lark of pinions strong.
And in [my]1 heart true love.

Apart we miss our nature's goal,
Why strive to cheat our destinies?
Was not my love made for thy soul?
Thy beauty for mine eyes?

No longer sleep,
Oh, listen now!
I wait and weep,
But where art thou?


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Note: this is the version quoted by Mr. E. W. Gosse described in The Critic, May 1882.
1 Rogers: "thy"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), "Autre chanson", appears in Les Chants du Crépuscule, no. 23
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Arham, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Charles-Samuel Bovy-Lysberg, Gustavo Emilio Campa, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Gaetano Donizetti, Frédéric d'Erlanger, Baron, dit Regnal, Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, Charles Gounod, Emilie Greger, Edouard Lalo, Adolf Reichel, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, Anton Julievich Simon, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Charles Marie Jean Albert Widor. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in French (Français), original text by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) , title 1: "Autre chanson", from Les Chants du Crépuscule, no. 23 ENG by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod, Edouard Lalo, Charles Marie Jean Albert Widor, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Emilie Greger, Max Arham, Frédéric d'Erlanger, Baron, dit Regnal, Charles-Samuel Bovy-Lysberg.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Francis Charles Philips (1849 - 1921) , title unknown by Frédéric d'Erlanger, Baron, dit Regnal.

Text added to the website: 2011-07-14.
Last modified: 2016-01-25 16:56:12
Line count: 16
Word count: 92

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