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Près du lilas qui penche, J'ai pressé tendrement sa main, Sa fine main si blanche ; Au détour de l'étroit chemin, Et près de l'onde pure Aux murmures joyeux, J'ai vu sa chevelure Aux longs anneaux soyeux. Et l'eau, miroir fidèle, A réfléchi son front vainqueur, Ses grands yeux de gazelle. Hélas ! je n'ai pu voir son cœur !
- by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild (1832 - 1924), "Près du lilas" [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Near the lilacs", copyright © 2012
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Near the leaning lilacs I pressed her hand tenderly, her delicate hand so pale, At the bend in the narrow path, And near the clear stream with its joyful whispering, I saw her hair with its long silky rings. And the water, faithful mirror, reflected her triumphant expression, her large doe-eyes. Alas! I could not see her heart!
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust
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