by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929), as Albert Giraud
Translation by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)

La sérénade de Pierrot
Language: French (Français) 
D'un grotesque archet dissonant
Agaçant sa viole plate,
A la héron, sur une patte,
Il pince un air inconvenant.

Soudain Cassandre, intervenant,
Blâme ce nocturne acrobate,
D'un grotesque archet dissonant
Agaçant sa viole plate.

Pierrot la rejette, et prenant
D'une poigne très délicate
Le vieux par sa roide cravate,
Zèbre son ventre bedonnant
D'un grotesque archet dissonant.

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Word count: 57

Mit groteskem Riesenbogen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Mit groteskem Riesenbogen
Kratzt Pierrot auf seiner Bratsche,
Wie der Storch auf einem Beine,
Knipst er trüb ein Pizzicato.

Plötzlich naht Cassander - wütend
Ob des nächtgen Virtuosen -
Mit groteskem Riesenbogen
Kratzt Pierrot auf seiner Bratsche.

Von sich wirft er jetzt die Bratsche:
Mit der delikaten Linken
Faßt den Kahlkopf er am Kragen -
Träumend [spielt]1 er auf der Glatze
Mit groteskem Riesenbogen.

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  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Serenata", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "小夜曲", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sérénade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-16
Line count: 13
Word count: 64