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

Lean out of the window
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE IRI
Lean out of the window,
  Goldenhair,
I heard you singing
  A merry air.

My book is closed;
  I read no more,
Watching the fire dance
  On the floor.

I have left my book,
  I have left my room,
For I heard you singing
  Through the gloom,

Singing and singing
  A merry air.
Lean out of the window,
  Goldenhair.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 58

Penche‑toi à la fenêtre
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Penche-toi à la fenêtre,
Chevelure dorée,
Je t'ai entendu chanter
Un air joyeux.

Mon livre était fermé ;
Je ne lisais plus,
Regardant le feu danser
Sur le plancher.

J'ai laissé mon livre,
J'ai quitté ma chambre,
Car je t'entendais chanter
À travers l'obscurité.

Chantant et chantant
Un air joyeux,
Penche-toi à la fenêtre,
Chevelure dorée.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 56