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Les papillons couleur de neige

Language: French (Français)

Les papillons couleur de neige
Volent par essaims sur la mer;
Beaux papillons blancs, quand pourrai-je
Prendre le bleu chemin de l'air?

Savez-vous, ô belle des belles,
Ma bayadère aux yeux de jais,
S'ils me [pouvaient]1 prêter leurs ailes,
Dites, savez-vous où j'irais?

Sans prendre un seul baiser aux roses,
À travers vallons et forêts,
J'irais à vos lèvres mi-closes,
Fleur de mon âme, et j'y mourrais.


Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG GER ITA ITA

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Note: titled "Pantoum" in L'Eldorado and Fortunio.

1 in some settings, "voulaient"

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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)

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

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Motýli"
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , no title, copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-09-02 21:13:16

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Von lilienweißen Schmetterlingen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Von lilienweißen Schmetterlingen
  Ziehn Scharen über Berg und Kluft; 
Ihr schönen Falter, trügen Schwingen
  Mich gleich den euren durch die Luft!

Nun, schwarzgeaugte Bajadere,
  Sprich, wohin flöge ich geschwind 
Als Schmetterling im blauen Meere
  Der Luft -- weißt du es, schönstes Kind?

Nicht um den Kuß der Rose würbe
  Ich, Liebste, nein, ich eilte fern 
Zu deinem süßen Mund und stürbe
  Dort, Blume meiner Seele, gern!


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Pierre-Jules-Théophile Gautier (1811 - 1872), "Les papillons", written 1837, appears in La Comédie de la Mort, first published 1838 CZE ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Arham, Zacharie Astruc, Edmond Berger, Jacques Bouhy, Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray, Émile Bourgeois, A. Bourlant-Ladam, Otto Bouwens van der Boijen, Charles-Samuel Bovy-Lysberg, Gaston Carraud, Cécile Chaminade, Ernest Amédée Chausson, Antony Choudens, Marie Damaschino, as Mario Foscarina, Alfredo D'Ambrosio, Claude Achille Debussy, Joseph Depret, Victor Dolmetsch, Alban Dorcy, Eugène Ébaudy de Fresne, as Jean Michaëli, Georges Flé, Achille Fould, Baron, Charles Gallois, Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, Marie Félicie Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval, Louis Graziani, Comte, Serge Gut, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Léon Jouret, Gustave Kéfer, Guy de Kervéguen, Vicomte, Henri Kowalski, Théodore Lack, Adam Laussel, dit Adam-Laussel, Robert Le Grand, Omer Létourneau, Jacques Marsyas, Theophile-Jules-Henri Marzials, Anna Naze, Émile Paladilhe, Georges-Louis Pantillon, Édouard Pascal, Felipe Pedrell, Émile Pessard, Jules Philipot, Henry Hugo Pierson, Jean-Théodore Radoux, Jules Regnaud, Albert Renaud, José Paulino Rolón Alcaraz, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Gaston Sarreau, Arthur de Sinéty, Comte, Arthur Goring Thomas, Fernand de la Tombelle, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Louis Vierne, Anselm Vinée, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Gustav Hasse (1834 - 1889), "Wunsch", op. 23 (Fünf Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 4, published 1876 [voice and piano], Berlin, Bote & Bock [
     text not verified 
    ]

Text added to the website: 2011-11-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:40

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