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Pierrot Dandy

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

Im phantast'schen Mondenstrahle
[Funkeln]1 Fläschchen und Krystalle.
Vor dem Waschtisch schmückt der fahle
[Dandy Pierrot]2 sich zum Balle.

Wasserstrahl in seiner Schale
Klirrt gleich singendem Metalle.
Im phantast'schen Mondenstrahle
[Funkeln]1 Fläschchen und Krystalle.

Pierrot, statt daß auf die schmale
Bleiche Lippe er das dralle
Rot des frischen Lebens male,
Schminkt sich, daß er Ihr gefalle,
Mit phantast'schem Mondenstrahle.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Felix Hausdorff, Gesammelte Werke, Band VIII Literarisches Werk, ed. by Friedrich Vollhardt and Udo Roth, Springer, Berlin, 2011, page 134, and respectively, Paul Mongré, Ekstasen, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, Leipzig, 1900, page 131.

1 Marx: "blitzen"
2 Marx: "Pierrot Dandy"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pierrot", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-11.
Last modified: 2017-03-09 15:27:46
Line count: 13
Word count: 58

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

Dans un rayon de lune fantasque
Brillent les flacons et les cristaux,
Devant le lavabo le pâle Pierrot
Dandy se pare la figure.

Le jet d'eau dans sa vasque
Résonne comme un chant métallique.
Dans un rayon de lune fantasque
Brillent les flacons et les cristaux.

Pierrot sur ses minces
Lèvres pâles il peint à la place du
Rouge vif de la vie fraîche,
Il se maquille, comme il lui plaît,
D'un rayon de lune fantasque.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Felix Hausdorff (1868 - 1942), as Paul Mongré, "Pierrot Dandy" GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Marx. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2012-06-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57
Line count: 13
Word count: 76