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Les papillons couleur de neige

Language: French (Français)

Les papillons couleur de neige
Volent par essaims sur la mer;
Beaux papillons blancs, quand pourrai-je
Prendre le bleu chemin de l'air?

Savez-vous, ô belle des belles,
Ma bayadère aux yeux de jais,
S'ils me [pouvaient]1 prêter leurs ailes,
Dites, savez-vous où j'irais?

Sans prendre un seul baiser aux roses,
À travers vallons et forêts,
J'irais à vos lèvres mi-closes,
Fleur de mon âme, et j'y mourrais.



Translation(s): ENG GER ITA ITA ENG ENG ENG

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Note: titled "Pantoum" in L'Eldorado and Fortunio.

1 in some settings, "voulaient"

Authorship

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

Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Vollheim , title 1: "Ein Wunsch" ENG ENG ITA Set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Giuseppe Zaffira , title unknown ENG GER ENG [text unavailable] Set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Angelo Zanardini (1820 - 1893) , title unknown ENG GER ENG [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation possibly by Paul England GER ITA [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by H. D. Banning , title unknown GER ITA [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown GER ITA [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Peter Low) , title 1: "The butterflies", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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