by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)
Translation © by Gabriel Rosenstock

Lean out of the window
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE IRI
Lean out of the window,
I heard you singing
  A merry air.

My book is closed;
  I read no more,
Watching the fire dance
  On the floor.

I have left my book,
  I have left my room,
For I heard you singing
  Through the gloom,

Singing and singing
  A merry air.
Lean out of the window,

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Word count: 58

Tar go dtí an fhuinneog
Language: Irish (Gaelic)  after the English 
Tar go dtí an fhuinneog
            ‘Niamh Chinn Óir.
Chuala tú ’canadh
            I do bhinnghlór.
Dhúnas an leabhar.
            Ní léim níos mó.
Breathnaím ar lasracha
            Ó óró.
D’fhágas an leabhar.
            Is an seomra d’fhág
Mar chuala mé amhrán
            Tríd an scáil.
Ag canadh os ard
            I do bhinnghlór.
Tar go dtí an fhuinneog
            ’Niamh Chinn Óir.

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  • Singable translation from English to Irish (Gaelic) copyright © 2014 by Gabriel Rosenstock.

    This author's work falls under the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons license.

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Text added to the website: 2014-12-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-11 15:15:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 55