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Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve, et s'il faut que j'ajoute dans ma vie, une fois encore, la désillusion aux désillusions ; et, si je dois encore, par ma sombre folie, chercher dans la douceur du vent et de la pluie les seules vaines voix qui m'aient en passion : je ne sais si je guérirai, ô mon amie...
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- by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938), no title, appears in Clairières dans le ciel, in Tristesses, no. 10, first published 1906 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Michel Bosc (b. 1963), "Si tout ceci ", 1999 [ high voice, flute, and piano ], from Tristesses, no. 10 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", 1914, published 1919 [ high voice and piano or orchestra ], from Clairières dans le ciel, no. 6, Ricordi [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Albert Dupuis (1877 - 1967), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", published 1921 [ medium voice and piano ], from Douze mélodies, no. 10, Bruxelles (Brussels), Éd. J.B. Katto, Antoine Ysaye & Co. [sung text not yet checked]
- by Louis Durey (1888 - 1979), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", op. 3 (Cinq poèmes) no. 5 (1914) [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974), "Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve", op. 355 no. 10 (1956), published 1957 [ baritone and piano ], from Tristesses, no. 10, Paris, Éd. Heugel [sung text not yet checked]
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- ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "If all were naught but a poor dream", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Line count: 7
Word count: 60
If all were naught but a poor dream, and if I had to pile disillusionment on disillusionment in my life, and if in my shadowy madness I again had to look to the sweetness of wind and rain to find the only vain voices that love me passionately, I don't know if I would ever get better, sweetheart...
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2003 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in French (Français) by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938), no title, appears in Clairières dans le ciel, in Tristesses, no. 10, first published 1906
This text was added to the website: 2004-01-27
Line count: 7
Word count: 58