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Mina

Mina

Viens, Mina, viens! le soir est beau
et Zéphir fait sa ronde.
Que je voudrais dans mon bateau
te balancer sur l'onde.
Viens, Mina, viens! je meurs sans toi,
la douce nuit t'appelle;
ta mère dort, je veille moi,
que craindrais-tu, ma belle?

Mina

Come, my love, come, the night is fair,
And breezes flutter all around.
How I long to row you in my boat
On the rocking waves!
Come, my love, come, I die without you,
Sweet night calls you;
Your mother is asleep, I watch over you,
What is there to fear, my love?
Translation © Richard Stokes, from A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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Composer

Giacomo Meyerbeer was a German opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century.


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Michael Beer was a German Jewish poet, author and playwright.


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Michael Beer was a German Jewish poet, author and playwright.


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Poet

Émile de Saint-Amand Deschamps was a French poet. 


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