by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Simon Chalifoux

Invocation aux Parques
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Je jure, tant que je vivrai,
De vous aimer, Sylvie. 
Parques, qui dans vos mains tenez 
Le fil de notre vie,
Allongez, tant que vous pourrez,
Le mien, je vous en prie.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Anrufung der Parzen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ENG ; composed by Gary Bachlund.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Simon Chalifoux) , "Invocation of the fates", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Matthias Fletzberger

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 32

Invocation of the fates
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
I swear, as long as I live,
To love you, O Sylvie;
Fates, who in your hands holds
The thread of our Life,
Elongate mine, as long as you can,
I beg you.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-26
Line count: 6
Word count: 33