Voice part from Mon Bras Pressait Ta Taille Frêle (A. Jacques / Victor Hugo)

My arm was clasping your frail waist

Music by Alain Marie Jacques Arranged and Orchestrated by Ashley Meliki Shoup
2 minutes
Classical music
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The order of the 3 stanzas has been changed in this setting by Alain Jacques: the second and third stanzas have been interchanged. The melody is in 7/4 = 3/4 + 4/4.

Literal translation (AJ):

1._My arm was clasping your waist frail And supple like a reed; Your breast was quivering like the wing Of a young bird.

2._Like an angel unveiling You were looking at me in my night, With your beautiful starry glance Which blinds me.

3._For a long time silent, we contemplated The sky where was going out the day. What was happening in our souls? Love, love!

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