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Comment, disaient‑ils

Language: French (Français)

Comment, disaient-ils,
Avec nos nacelles,
Fuir les alguazils?
Ramez, disaient-elles.

Comment, disaient-ils,
Oublier querelles,
Misère et périls?
Dormez, disaient-elles.

Comment, disaient-ils,
Enchanter les belles
Sans philtres subtils?
Aimez, disaient-elles.



Translation(s): ENG ENG RUS GER GER CHI ENG
J. Bordier sets stanzas 1, 3, 2

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 Russian (Русский), a translation by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862) , title unknown ENG CHI GER Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Theobald Rehbaum (1835 - 1918) , title unknown RUS ENG CHI [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "How then, asked he", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "How, asked the men", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Deutsch) [singable] ((Johann) Philipp Kaufmann) , title unknown
    * CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "“怎麼辦?” 他們問 ", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: ""O how," murmured he"

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