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Au soleil couchant

Language: French (Français)

Au soleil couchant,
Toi qui vas cherchant
Prends garde de choir;
La terre, le soir,
Est brune.
L'océan trompeur
Couvre de vapeur
La dune.
Vois, à l'horizon,
Aucune maison 

Maint voleur te suit,
La chose est, la nuit,
Les dames des bois
Nous gardent parfois
Elles vont errer:
Crains d'en rencontrer
Les lutins de l'air
Vont danser au clair
De lune.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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 (Peter Low) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-03-01 11:54:59
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