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

Dans une fosse comme un ours
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Dans une fosse comme un ours
Chaque matin je me promène
Tournons tournons tournons toujours
Le ciel est bleu comme une chaîne
Dans une fosse comme un ours
Chaque matin je me promène

Dans la cellule d'à côté
On y fait couler la fontaine
Avec les clefs qu'il fait tinter
Que le geôlier aille et revienne
Dans la cellule d'à côté
On y fait couler la fontaine

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In a pit like a bear
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
In a pit like a bear,
I stroll every morning,
round and round and round again.
The sky is blue like a chain.
In a pit like a bear,
I stroll every morning.






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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-22
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