Translation Singable translation by Laura M. Underwood (b. 1856)

Au revoir
Language: French (Français) 
Au revoir, au revoir ! Douce parole,
Croyance en l'avenir suprême espoir !
Ami, c'est le seul mot, qui de l'ex il console.
Ne dis jamais : adieu ! dis : au revoir !

Au revoir, au revoir ! De toute chose
C'est l'éternel désir. Sans le savoir
L'oiseau le chante au jour, le printemps à la rose,
Ne dis jamais : adieu ! dis : au revoir !

Au revoir, au revoir ! Qu'il t'en souvienne !
Quand de mon dernier jour viendra le soir,
Les yeux levés au ciel et ta main dans la mienne, 
Ne me dis pas: adieu ! dis : au revoir !

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  • ENG English [singable] (Laura M. Underwood) , "Till we meet"


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Till we meet
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Till we meet, till we meet! Hope in the morrow,
Trust in a furture bright, no thought so sweet!
These words it is alone that lighten parting's sorrow;
Oh, never say farewell! say: till we meet!

Till we meet, till we meet! Nature discloses
In all this great desire. This birds repeat
In song to parting day, and the spring to the roses.
Ah, never say farewell! say: till we meet!

Till we meet, till we meet! When I am dying,
Prithee remember, love, oh I entreat!
Thine eyes upraised to heav'n, thy hand in my hand lying,
Then do not say: farewell! say: till we meet!

From the Alary score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-11-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 107