Translation Singable translation by Samuel Byrne (flourished 1889)

Ici‑bas tous les lilas meurent
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): GER ITA
Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent,
Tous les chants des oiseaux sont courts,
Je rêve aux étés qui demeurent
    Toujours...

Ici-bas les lèvres effleurent 
Sans rien laisser de leur velours,
Je rêve aux baisers qui demeurent
    Toujours...

Ici-bas, tous les hommes pleurent
Leurs amitiés ou leurs amours;
Je rêve aux couples qui demeurent 
    Toujours...

About the headline (FAQ)

Note: quoted in Jules Lemaître's "Vers pour être chantés".


Authorship:

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by G. Hall ; composed by Maude Valérie White.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ; composed by César Antonovich Cui.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont (1867 - 1942) , "Здесь на земле", written 1890 ; composed by Rudolf Ivanovich Mervolf.

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

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Zde"
  • ENG English [singable] (Samuel Byrne) , "In this world"
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , "Hier auf Erden", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ramona Gabriela Peter) , "Quaggiù", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 53

In this world
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
In this world all the flow'rs wither,
The sweet songs of the birds are brief;
I dream of summers that will last
Always!

In this world the lips touch but lightly,
And no taste of sweetness remains;
I dream of a kiss that will last
Always.

In this world ev'ry man is mourning
His lost friendship or his lost love;
I dream of fond lovers abiding
Always!

Note: from the Lavigne score

Authorship:

Based on:

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

    [ None yet in the database ]


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 67