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Language: French (Français)

Le bon Pierrot, que la foule contemple,
Ayant fini les noces d'Arlequin,
Suit en songeant le boulevard du Temple.
Une fillette au souple casaquin
En vain l'agace de son oeil coquin ;
Et cependant mystérieuse et lisse
Faisant de lui sa plus chère délice,
La blanche lune aux cornes de taureau
Jette un regard de son oeil en coulisse
À son ami Jean Gaspard Deburau.

Translation(s): CHI ENG GER

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Jean-Gaspard Deburau: a famous French mime (1796-1846)

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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Pierrot", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "皮耶羅", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) , title 1: "Pierrot", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
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Word count: 65

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

Der gute Pierrot, den die Menge bewundert,
Folgt nach Beendigung der Hochzeit Harlekins
Träumend dem Tempel-Boulevard.
Ein Mädchen in geschmeidiger Zipfel-Weste
Neckt ihn vergebens mit schlemischem Blick;
Unterdessen geheimnisvoll und unmerklich,
Sich ihn zur höchsten Seligkeit erkoren,
Wirft der stier-gehörnte, weiße Mond
Verstohlenen Auges einen Blick
Auf seinen Freund Jean Gaspard Deburau.

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(Jean-Gaspard Deburau war ein berühmter französischer Mime, 1796-1846)


  • Translation from French (Français) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2013 by Ingrid Schmithüsen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:12
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Word count: 52