by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Jean-François-Victor Aicard (1848 - 1921)

Loin de moi ta lèvre qui ment
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Loin de moi ta lèvre qui ment,
Qui m'a trompé si doucement !
Si doucement.
Et tes yeux, beaux comme les cieux,
Eloigne aussi de moi tes yeux
Tes grands beaux yeux.
Mais rapporte-moi les baisers
Que sur ta lèvre j'ai posés
Tous mes baisers.
Mes baiser qui scellaient ma foi,
Tous mes vains baisers, rends-les moi, oh !
Rends-les moi !

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Emmanuel Hiel (1834 - 1899) , "Trek de lippen vol venijn", appears in Gedichten, in Twaalf liederen van Shakespere, no. 7, first published 1868 ; composed by Petrus Leonardus Leopoldus "Peter" Benoit.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Bouchor (1855 - 1929) [an adaptation] ; composed by Ernest Amédée Chausson.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Bouchor (1855 - 1929) , first published 1896 ; composed by Mel Bonis.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Henri-Pierre Poupard, as Henri Sauguet.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) ; composed by Wilhelm Killmayer, Wilhelm Petersen.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Herder's Volksliedern ; composed by Otto Claudius, Karl Sigmund Freiherr von Seckendorff.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Georg Mantey ; composed by Wolfgang Fortner.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Alfons Graff.
  • Also set in Polish (Polski), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Jan Karol Gall.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-01-31
Line count: 12
Word count: 62