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C'est la paix!

Language: French

Pendant qu'ils étaient partis pour la guerre,
on ne dansait plus, on ne parlait guère,
on ne chantait pas,

mes soeurs, c'est la paix! La guerre est finie,
Dans la paix bénie,
Courons au devant de nos chers soldats.


Et joyeusement, toutes, en cadence,
Nous irons vers eux en dansant la danse
Qu'on danse chez nous.

Nous les aimerons! La guerre est finie
Ils seront aimés, dans la paix bénie,
Sitôt leur retour.

pour avoir chassé la horde germaine
Ils auront nos coeurs, -- au lieu de la haine
Ils auront l'amour.

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Mimi Ezust


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "While they were away at war", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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