Douze mélodies, 3e série

by Max Arham

Word count: 181

51. Chanson d'automne [sung text not yet checked]

Les sanglots longs
des violons
   de l'automne
blessent mon cœur
d'une langueur
   monotone.

Tout suffocant
et blême, quand
   sonne l'heure.
je me souviens
des jours anciens,
   et je pleure...

Et je m'en vais
au vent mauvais
   qui m'emporte
de çà, de là,
pareil à la
   feuille morte...

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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The long sobs", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , "Song of autumn", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Árpád Tóth) , "Őszi chanson"
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Herbstgesang", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Herbstlied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canzone d'autunno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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52. Chanson pour elle [sung text not yet checked]

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53. Il pleure dans mon cœur [sung text not yet checked]

Il pleure dans mon cœur
Comme il pleut sur la ville ;
Quelle est cette langueur
Qui pénètre mon cœur ?

Ô bruit doux de la pluie,
Par terre et sur les toits!
Pour un cœur qui s'ennuie,
Ô le [chant]1 de la pluie !

Il pleure sans raison
Dans [ce]2 cœur qui s'écœure.
Quoi! nulle trahison ? ...
[Ce]3 deuil est sans raison.

C'est bien la pire peine,
De ne savoir pourquoi
Sans amour et sans haine
Mon cœur a tant de peine!

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1 Debussy: "bruit"
2 Fauré: "mon"; Madetoja: "le"
3 Fauré: "Mon"

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54. Un grand sommeil noir [sung text not yet checked]

Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien...
Ô la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu'une main balance
Au creux d'un caveau :
Silence, silence !

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  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Píseň"
  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "A long black sleep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Egy álom", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


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55. Cantilène du joli blacon blanc [sung text not yet checked]

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56. À la lointaine [sung text not yet checked]

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57. Triolets tendres [sung text not yet checked]

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58. Les deux cœurs [sung text not yet checked]

Subtitle: Chant bretonne

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59. Paysage gris [sung text not yet checked]

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60. Clartés bleues [sung text not yet checked]

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61. Le survivant [sung text not yet checked]

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62. Les lendemains [sung text not yet checked]

Subtitle: Les quatre âges des femmes

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