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Thread #40233   Message #574453
Posted By: Haruo
17-Oct-01 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Auprès de Ma Blonde
Subject: Lyr Add: AUPRÈS DE MA BLONDE (English translation)
The second text, in rough-literalistic translation, runs
1. Homeless, coinless, free beneath heaven/sky x2
I wander on earth as I will and without aim/goal/purpose

In a little haystack, how well here!

In a little haystack, I sleep well.

2. During winter falls snow, in summer shines sun x2,
Happy as a king, I wander beneath the moon. Ref....

3. For me wind diminutive-of-blows, ripples riverlet, x2
For me mint exudes-odour, blushes diminutive-of-poppy. Ref....

4. Richer than a rich person, I do not fear theft, x2
A wanderer's treasure has value but for him/her. Ref....
(In case that helps anybody identify the original.)