Chanson d’automne (A. Jacques / Verlaine) - bilingual

Autumn Song

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Despite the difficulty of an English rendition where rhymes for 4-syllable verses are hard to provide, I have attempted one but will give hereafter a litteral translation. Translation (AJ):

The long sobs Of the violins Of autumn Wound my heart With a languor Monotonous.

All suffocating And pale when The hour strikes I remember The old days And weep

And I leave In the ill wind that carries me Hither and thither Like the Dead leaf.

Score ID
Year of composition
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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