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Frêle petite fille O rose dans la fange Du cirque piétinée avant que de t'ouvrir Dieu ne t'avait-il pas faite à l'image des anges Et pour que le printemps parfumât tes soupirs.
- by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918), "Colombine" [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Marcel Delannoy (1898 - 1962), "Colombine", 1935, published 1936, copyright © 1936 [high voice and piano or orchestra], from Cinq Quatrains de Francis Jammes, no. 4, Éd. Heugel [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Korin Kormick) , title 1: "Columbine", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Frail little girl, o rose in the mire, In a shambles, trampled underfoot before you opened, Did not God make you in the image of angels And so that spring perfumes your sighs?
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2013 by Korin Kormick, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2013-06-07
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