by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Bind me ‑‑ I still can sing
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Bind me -- I still can sing
Banish -- my mandolin
Strikes true within --.

Slay -- and my Soul shall rise
Chanting to Paradise --
Still thine.

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Fessle mich - kann dennoch singen", copyright © 2016, (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: 6
Word count: 24

Attache‑moi ‑ Je peux encore chanter
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Attache-moi - Je peux encore chanter -
Exile-moi - ma mandoline
Sonne juste - à l'intérieur -

Tue-moi - et mon Âme montera
En chantant au Paradis -
Encore tienne -

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Translation of title "Bind me - I still can sing" = "Attache-moi - Je peux encore chanter"


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This text was added to the website: 2010-07-20
Line count: 6
Word count: 31