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Sérénade Sévillane (1894)

Sérénade Sévillane

Sur les bords du Guadalquivir
J’errais un jour l’âme éperdue,
J’avais résolu de mourir,
Lorsque vous m’êtes apparue,
Sur les bords du Guadalquivir!
Sur les bords du Guadalquivir!
La paix à mon Coeur fut rendue,
Alors je cessai de souffrir,
Dès l’instant que je vous ai bue,
Sur les bords du Guadalquivir!
Je retourne au Guadalquivir
Après que je vous ai connue,
S’il me faut à jamais vous fuir,
À ses flots ma dépouille est vue,
Je retourne au Guadalquivir!

Sicilian Serenade

On the banks of the Guadalquivir
I roamed one say distractedly,
I had resolved to die
When you appeared to me
On the banks of the Guadalquivir.
On the banks of the Guadalquivir!
Peace returned to my heart,
And I ceased to suffer
As soon as I saw you
On the banks of the Guadalquivir!
I return to the Guadalquivir
After I have known you,
If I have to flee you for ever,
I return to the Guadalquivir
Which claims my mortal remains.

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French composer and pianist. Read more here.


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