by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by François-Victor Hugo (1828 - 1873)

Come unto these yellow sands
Language: English 
Come unto these yellow sands,
[Then]1 take hands:
Curtsied when you have and kissed,
The wild waves [whist]2:
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the [burthen]3 bear.

Hark, hark!
Bow-wow.
The watch dogs bark;
Bow-wow.
Hark, hark!
I hear the strain of strutting Chanticleer
Cry, Cock-a-diddle dow.

A. Beach sets stanza 1

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1 Bacon, Beach, Quilter: "And then"
2 Bacon: "shist"
3 Bacon: "burden"

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Guy de Pourtalès (1881 - 1941) ; composed by Arthur Honegger.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Benjamin Laroche (1797 - 1852) , no title ; composed by Émile Guimet.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Bouchor (1855 - 1929) ; composed by Ernest Amédée Chausson.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Rocío Sanz Quirós.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 50

Venez sur ces sables jaunes
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Venez sur ces sables jaunes,
Et puis prenez-vous les mains.
Quand vous vous serez salués et baisés
Dans le silence des vagues sauvages,
Gambadez lestement çà et là ;
Et, doux esprits, entonnez le refrain.

Chut ! chut !
Ouh ! ouh !
C'est l'aboiement des chiens de garde.
Ouh ! ouh !
Chut ! chut ! 
j'entends la voix du coq qui se rengorge
En criant : Cocorico !

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This text was added to the website: 2013-03-07
Line count: 13
Word count: 70