Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mouloudji - Renoir - Hillock's lament


Original Title: "Complainte de la Butte"
Up St Vincent street, a poet and a stranger
Loved each others for an instant
But he never saw her again
This song he composed hoping that his stranger
One morning of spring will hear it
Somewhere at the corner of a street.

The moon too livid poses a diadem on your red hair
The moon too red spills glory on your petticoat full of holes
The moon too pale carresses the opal of your unimpressed eyes
Princess of the street
Be welcome in my wounded heart

The stairs up to the hillock are hard on the poors
The wings of the mills protect the lovers

Little beggar, I feel your little hand
looking for my hand
I feel your chest and your slender waist,
I forget my sorrow
I smell on your lips a scent of fever of malnourished child
And under your caress, I feel an ecstasy that annihilates me.

The stairs up to the hillock are hard on the poors
The wings of the mills protect the lovers

And here comes the rain, the moon dashes off
The princess as well
Under the moonless sky, I cry to the brown
My vanished dream

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