by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O cool is the valley now
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
O cool is the valley now 
  And there, love, will we go 
For many a choir is singing now 
  Where Love did sometime go. 

And hear you not the thrushes calling, 
  Calling us away? 
O cool and pleasant is the valley 
  And there, love, will we stay.

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Line count: 8
Word count: 47

Oh, qu'elle est fraîche la vallée...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Oh, qu'elle est fraîche la vallée maintenant
Et là, amour, nous irons
Car maints chœurs chantent maintenant
Où l'Amour est venu un jour.

Et n'entends-tu pas les grives qui appellent,
Qui nous appellent ?
Oh, qu'elle est fraîche et agréable la vallée
Et là, amour, nous resterons.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 47