by Edmond Haraucourt (1856 - 1941)
Translation © by Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Mon amour était mort, ma peine était...
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mon amour était mort, ma peine était finie,
Et j’errais sous les cieux pour le leur raconter :
     La nuit rêvait avec tant d’harmonie
        Que je me suis mis à chanter.

Chanter en t’oubliant ! Je chantais l’allégresse 
D’avoir conquis la paix qui doit toujours durer :
     Mais je chantais avec tant de tendresse,
        Que je me suis mis à pleurer.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Edmond Haraucourt, Seul, Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1891, page 213.


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My love had died, my pain had ended
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
My love had died, my pain had ended
And I wandered under the skies to tell them of it:
     The night dreamed with such harmony
        That I began to sing.

To sing while forgetting you! I sang of the joy of 
Having conquered the peace which must always remain.
     But I sang with such tenderness
        That I began to cry.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translations of titles:
"Romance" = "Romance"
"Mon amour était mort" = "My love had died"


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