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,
  Goldenhair,
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,
  Goldenhair.

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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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
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.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 55