Chansons de Don Quichotte

Song Cycle by Jacques François Antoine Ibert (1890 - 1962)

Word count: 360

English translation: Songs of Don Quixote

1. Chanson du départ de Don Quichotte [sung text checked 1 time]

Ce château neuf, ce nouvel édifice
Tout enrichi de marbre et de porphyre
Qu'amour bâtit château de son empire
où tout le ciel a mis son artifice,
Est un rempart, un fort contre le vice,
Où la vertueuse maîtresse se retire,
Que l'oeil regarde et que l'esprit admire
Forçant les coeurs à lui faire service.

C'est un château, fait de telle sorte
Que nul ne peut approcher de la porte
Si des grands rois il n'a sauvé sa race
Victorieux, vaillant et amoureux.
Nul chevalier tant soit aventureux
Sans être tel ne peut gagner la place.

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

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Don Quixote's Song of Departure", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Auditorium du Louvre

2. Chanson à Dulcinée [sung text checked 1 time]

Un an me dure la journée
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  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Song for Dulcinea", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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3. Chanson du Duc [sung text checked 1 time]

Je veux chanter ici la dame de mes songes
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Song of the Duke", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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4. Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte [sung text checked 1 time]

Ne pleure pas Sancho, ne pleure pas mon bon
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Song of the death of Don Quixote", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

This text may be copyright, so we will not display it until we obtain permission to do so or discover it is public-domain.