Voice from Que l’heure est donc brève (A. Jacques / A. Silvestre) Alternative English

How fleeting the hour!

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The original verses are given afterwards with a translation.

Literal translation (AJ):

(Chorus) How fleeting the hour Spent in loving! (2x)

It’s less than a moment, A little longer than a dream. Time takes away from us All our enchantments.

(Chorus)

[Tell me, sleeping Eve,] Did you really love me? Or was it only A little more than a dream?

(Chorus)

The original verses, instead of the verse in square brackets, are as follow: "Sous le flot dormant Soupirait la grève" "Under the sleeping waters The beach was sighing"

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