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Lyr Req: I Wait for a Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)

Blackcatter 18 May 05 - 07:49 AM
Blackcatter 18 May 05 - 07:50 AM
M.Ted 18 May 05 - 08:58 PM
Blackcatter 19 May 05 - 10:17 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 May 05 - 01:47 PM
Wilfried Schaum 20 May 05 - 03:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 18 May 05 - 07:49 AM

Hi all,

Looking for the lyrics to J'Attends un Navire, from the musical play Marie Galante. English title: I Wait For A Ship.

Music by Kurt Weill with French lyrics by Jacques Boularan. Composed somewhere near 1934.

I appreciate the help - so few of these types of lyrics are available in the Net.

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weil
From: Blackcatter
Date: 18 May 05 - 07:50 AM

By the way - would like it in English, French and German if at all possible.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)
From: M.Ted
Date: 18 May 05 - 08:58 PM

I have an MP3 file I can send you--Lenya singing in French, with Weill playing piano--if that will be of help. I would transcribe, but I am not good with the French, and its words are much confusing to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weil
From: Blackcatter
Date: 19 May 05 - 10:17 AM

Unfortunately, I'm no good at french Either, thanks anyway though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 May 05 - 01:47 PM

There is the Broadway effort "Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill," original cast recording Paramount PAS-4000. Disc 2 has the song by Lotte Lenya (Set reissued on Pearl). It is sung in French. There is a clip at Amazon of the song.
A cd with Lotte Lenya singing this and other Weill songs seems to be out-of-print. Can't find anything on google.

Somewhere I have the Lenya recording, but my ear for French is probably much worse than M Ted's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weil
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 20 May 05 - 03:03 AM

Sheet music available:
Sheetmusic
         Kurt Weill: Kurt Weill Songs - A Centennial Anthology, Volume 1 Composed by Kurt Weill (1900-1950). For voice and piano. Format: piano/vocal songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics. 20th Century and Broadway. Text language German/English/French. 256 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.PF9921)
Your price $24.95


Musik-Schaller
# Besetzung: Gesang, Klavier und Gitarre (Akkordsymbole)
# Ausgabe: Album
# Sprache: deutsch/englisch
# Schwierigkeit: 3
# ISBN: 0-7692-9374-3

kwf
Kurt Weill Songs: A Centennial Anthology
For voice and piano.
Texts by various authors.
Published in 2 volumes by Warner Bros. ISBN: 0769290450

Original ms:

MSS 30, The Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University

Series I
    Music by Weill. — 1913-1983. — 23.3' (41 boxes)
Folder 34/469        [Marie Galante. J'attends un navire (Sketches)]
[1] sheet of music ; 35 cm. R. 14, Fr. 709.
Holograph in pencil.


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Subject: ADD: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weil)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 May 05 - 12:16 PM

OK, lets see what kind of job Mr. Scanner can do this early in the morning. He said he doesn't feel like doing diacritical marks...


J'attends un navire
Beautiful girl!
Bella Francesa...
Deux dollars!
Tu seras content.
Entre chez moi.
Mets-toi a l'aise!
Prends-moi! Paye-moi!
Et va-t-en.
Pars!
Ce n'est pas toi que j'attends.
J'attends un navire qui viendra,
et pour le conduire, ce navire a
le vent de mon coeur qui soupire,
l'eau de mes pleurs le portera;
et si la mer veut le détruire,
ce navire qui viandra,
je le porterai, ce navire,
jusqu'a Bordeaux entre mes bras!

La-bas on m'appelait Marie
et les garcons, au coin des champs
me chatouillaient pour que je rie
et que je cede an ma battant.
Mais toi, pour qui je suis "Chérie"
Prends-moi! Paya-moi!
Et va-t-en.
J'attends un navire qui viendra, etc.

Deux dollars!
Chacun qui me prend
est un marin de mon navire.
Torture moi, chaque tourment
est una voile a mon navire.
Bats-moi, mon coeur saignant
est la drapeau da mon navire,
de ce navire, mon amant!
J'attands un navira qul viendra, etc.
I'm waiting for a ship
Beautiful girl!
Bells Francesa...
Two dollars!
You'll be happy.
Come home with me.
Make yourself comfortable!
Take me! Pay me!
And leave.
Go!
It's not you I'm waiting for.
I'm waiting for a ship to come,
and to steer it, this boat has
the wind of my sighing heart,
and the water of my tears will carry it;
and if the sea wishes to destroy it,
this ship which is coming,
I'll take this ship
as far as Bordeaux in my arms!

There they used to call me Marie
and the boys, at the corners of the fields,
used to tickle me to make me laugh,
and to make me submit struggling.
But you, for whom I am 'darling',
Take me! Pay me!
And leave.
I'm waiting for a ship to come, etc.

Two dollars!
Everyone who takes me
is a sailor on my ship.
Torture me, every torment
is a sail for my ship.
Beat me, my bleeding heart
is the flag of my ship,
this ship, my lover!
I'm waiting for a ship to come, etc.



from the CD booklet from the London CD, Ute Lemper sings Kurt Weill, Vol 2.

Sorry, no German today.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 May 05 - 01:20 PM

Joe, thanks for getting to the booklet before I did. My copy has a Decca label (Canada and UK?) rather than London. The disc is still available.
A wonderful set which I have just dug out from the closet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weil
From: Blackcatter
Date: 20 May 05 - 06:44 PM

Thanks Joe & all!

Hated to spend the money on getting sheet music just to get the lyrics. This will be a wonderful addition to my site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wait For A Ship (Marie Galante/Weill)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 11:29 PM

This verse is a version from an old "From Berlin to Broadway" collection of Weill from the 70's - the lp mentioned that the whistled opening melody was used as a signal by the French Resistance . . .

"I wait for a ship that's sailing to me,
That's calling to me,
Across a lonely sea.
A sea filled with tears that flow from my eyes,
Its sails billow on with my sighs.

And if the waves should try to sink it,
I'll never falter, not a bit.
I'll carry it home like a baby,
Back to Bordeaux, safe in my arms."


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