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Jeanne (1941) H.148


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Petit cours de morale (H.148)


Jeanne

Dans Londres, la grand ville
Iil est un être plus seul
Qu'un naufragé dans son île
Et qu'un mort dans un linceul
Grand badaud petit rentier
Jeanne voilà son métier.

Jeanne

In London, that great city,
There is a creature more alone
Than a castaway on his island
And a dead man in his shroud.
A great idler, with a life of leisure.
That, Jeanne, is his métier.
Translation © Richard Stokes, from A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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Composer

Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. 

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