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Puisque vous êtes revenue

Language: French (Français)

Puisque vous êtes revenue
Le soleil peut bien s'en aller,
Sa douceur m'était moins connue
Que la douceur de vous parler,
Et la douceur de vous entendre
Et de sentir un cœur ami,
Comme une aile d'oiseau s'étendre
Jusque sur mon cœur endormi.
Si l'été vous eût retenue
Je l'aurais suivi d'un regret,
Que m'importe s'il disparait.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Since you have come back", copyright © 2012

Text added to the website: 2012-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 11
Word count: 57

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Since you have come back

Language: English after the French (Français)

Since you have come back,
the sun may as well go;
I hardly recognize its sweetness compared with
the sweetness of speaking with you,
and the sweetness of listening to you
and the thought of your dear heart,
like a bird's wing spread
across my sleeping heart.
If summer had detained you
I would have followed it with regret,
what do I care now that it is setting?

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Collin (1845 - 1915) GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-12-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
Line count: 11
Word count: 68