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Apollinaire, Guillaume: The White Snow (La Blanche Neige in English)

Portre of Apollinaire, Guillaume

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La Blanche Neige (French)

Les anges les anges dans le ciel

L'un est vêtu en officier

L'un est vêtu en cuisinier

Et les autres chantent


Bel officier couleur du ciel

Le doux printemps longtemps après Noël

Te médaillera d'un beau soleil

D'un beau soleil


Le cuisinier plume les oies

Ah ! tombe neige

Tombe et que n'ai-je

Ma bien-aimée entre mes bras

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The White Snow (English)

The angels the angels in the sky

One’s dressed as an officer

One’s dressed as a chef today

And the others sing


Fine sky-coloured officer

Sweet Spring when Christmas is long gone

Will deck you with a lovely sun

          A lovely sun


The chef plucks geese

          Ah! Snowfalls hiss

          Fall and how I miss

My beloved in my arms

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