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Cependant que ce beau mois dure

Language: French (Français)

Cependant que ce beau mois dure, 
Mignonne, allons sur la verdure, 
Ne laissons perdre en vain le temps; 
L'âge glissant qui ne s'arrête, 
Mêlant le poil de notre tête, 
S'enfuit ainsi que le printemps. 
Donc, cependant que notre vie 
Et le temps d'aimer nous convie, 
Aimons, moissonnons nos désirs, 
Passons l'amour de veine en veine; 
Incontinent la mort prochaine 
Viendra dérober nos plaisirs. 

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Ode, in Anacreon's style", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24

Line count: 12
Word count: 63

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Ode, in Anacreon's style

Language: English after the French (Français)

As long as this lovely month lasts
My darling, let's walk on the grass,
Let's not waste our time in vain:
Age, slipping up on us and never stopping
Greying the hair of our heads
Flies by like the spring.
So as long as our lives
And the time for loving urge us,
Let's love, let's reap the harvest of our desires,
Let's pass our love from vein to vein.
Hasty death will soon
Come to steal away our pleasures.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2012-05-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:55

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Word count: 80