by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Mais Madame écoutez‑moi donc
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Mais Madame écoutez-moi donc
Vous perdez quelque chose 
-  C'est mon coeur pas grand-chose
Ramassez-le donc 
Je l'ai donné je l'ai repris 
Il fut là-bas dans les tranchées
Il est ici j'en ris j'en ris 
Des belles amours que la mort a fauchées

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Madame, miri!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , "Madame, look!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-19 12:22:43
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Madame, miri!
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the French (Français) 
-Però Madame, escolti'm!
Vosté ha perdut quelcom...
-És el meu cor, no pas gran cosa.
Reculli'l doncs.
Jo l'he donat i l'he tornat a prendre,
era allà baix a les trinxeres.
Ara és aquí i jo me'n ric, me'n ric
dels bells amors que la mort ha segat.


  • Translation from French (Français) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 by Salvador Pila, (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.

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
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Word count: 48