by Lucien Paté (1845 - 1939)
Translation Singable translation by Samuel Byrne (flourished 1889)

Pour moi sa main cueillait des roses
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pour moi sa main cueillait des roses
A ce buisson,
Comme elle encore à peine écloses,
Chère moisson.

La gerbe, hélas! en est fanée
Comme elle aussi;
La moissonneuse moissonée
Repose ici.

Mais sur la tombe qui vous couvre,
Ô mes amours!
Une églantine, qui s'entr'ouvre,
Sourit toujours.

Et, sous le buisson qui surplombe,
Quand je reviens,
Une voix me dit sous la tombe:
"Je me souviens."

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Samuel Byrne) , "For me alone she culled the roses"
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , copyright © 2019, (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: 67

For me alone she culled the roses
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
For me alone she culled the roses
From off this bush;
Like them, she had not bloomed quite fully,
O harvest sweet!

The sheaf alas! is shrunk and withered,
Just like herself.
The harvester in-gathered
Is sleeping here.

But on the tomb in which you're lying,
My dearest one,
An eglantine there grows half-opened,
Smiling always!

And 'neath the rosebush that bends over,
Whene'er I go
I can hear from the grave a whisper:
"I remember."

Note: text comes from the Lavigne score

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 76