by Li-Tai-Po (701 - 762)
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

采莲曲
Language: Chinese (中文) 
若耶溪边采莲女,
笑隔荷花共人语。
日照新妆水底明,
风飘香袖空中举。
岸上谁家游冶郎,
三三五五映垂杨。
紫骝嘶入落花去,
见此踟蹰空断肠。

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , "Sur les bords du Jo-Jeh" ; composed by Rosalie Marie Wertheim.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Judith Gautier (1845 - 1917) , "Au bord de la rivière", appears in Le livre de jade, 1867 edition, in 1. Les amoureux, no. 3, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, first published 1867 ; composed by Gabriel-André Fabre.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Gustav Mahler.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Marie Jean Léon, Marquis d'Hervey-Saint-Denys) , "Sur les bords du Jo-Yeh" [an adaptation]


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
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Word count: 8

Sur les bords du Jo‑Jeh
Language: French (Français)  after the Chinese (中文) 
Des jeunes filles cueuillent des nénuphares
Sur les bords du Jo-Jeh.
Parmi les bambous
Elles s'interpellent et se cachent en riant.
L'eau réflechit leurs belles robes
Qui parfument la brise.
Des cavaliers passent entre les saules de la rive.
Un des cheveaux hennit.
Son maître regarde en vain de tous côtés - puis s'éloigne.
Une des jeunes filles laisse tomber ses nénuphares
Et comprime son coeur qui bat à grands coups.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-24
Line count: 11
Word count: 71