by Armand Silvestre (1837 - 1901)
Translation Singable translation by Samuel Byrne (flourished 1889)

Après l'hiver frileux et nu
Language: French (Français) 
Après l'hiver frileux et nu,
Encor mouillé de son baptême,
Voici le printemps revenu.
Tout rêve, tout chante, tout aime!
Toute femme voudrait charmer.
La seule qui me soit méchante
Est celle que je veux aimer.
Tout aime, tout rêve, tout chante!

Un seul jour elle m'a souri,
Et pour moi sapitié fut brève.
Pourtant je n'en ai pas guéri.
Tout rêve, tout chante, tout aime!
Toute femme voudrait charmer.
La seule qui me soit méchante
Est celle que je veux aimer.
Tout aime, tout rêve, tout chante!

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  • ENG English [singable] (Samuel Byrne) , "When winter has passed"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 88

When winter has passed
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
When winter cold and bleak has passed,
Still dripping with his icy showers,
The genial spring is here again;
We're dreaming and singing and loving!
All the girls do their best to charm;
The only one I fail in wooing
Is her whom I desire to love.
All loving, all dreaming, all singing!

One day only on me she smiled;
And her pity for me was brief.
I have not yet got over it,
All dreaming and singing and loving!
All the girls do their best to charm;
The only one I fail in wooing
Is her whom I desire to love.
All loving, all dreaming, all singing!

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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: 108