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Chanson des sirènes


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Trois chansons de la petite Sirène


Chanson des sirènes

Dans le vent et dans le flot
dissous toi fragile écume
Dissous toi dans un sanglot
pauvre cœur rempli d'amertume
Prends ton vol dans le ciel bleu
vois la mort n'est pas cruelle.
Tu auras la paix de Dieu
viens à nous âme immortelle...

Song the sirens

In the wind and in the waves,
Dissolve, fragile foam,
Dissolve in a sob,
Poor heart filled with bitterness.
Soar up into the blue sky,
Behold – death is not cruel.
You shall have the peace of God,
Come to us, immortal soul.
Translation © by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder.

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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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Poet

René Morax was a Swiss writer, playwright, stage director and theatre manager. 


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