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MON AMIE LA ROSE (French)
Cécile Caulier (1929-2009), J. Lacôme d'Estalenx (1838-1920)
Sung by Françoise Hardy in 1964

On est bien peu de chose
Et mon amie la rose
Me l'a dit ce matin
À l'aurore je suis née
Baptisée de rosée
Je me suis épanouie
Heureuse et amoureuse
Aux rayons du soleil
Me suis fermée la nuit
Me suis réveillée vieille

Pourtant j'étais très belle
Oui, j'étais la plus belle
Des fleurs de ton jardin

On est bien peu de chose
Et mon amie la rose
Me l'a dit ce matin
Vois le dieu qui m'a faite
Me fait courber la tête
Et je sens que je tombe
Et je sens que je tombe
Mon cœur est presque nu
J'ai le pied dans la tombe
Déjà je ne suis plus

Tu m'admirais hier
Et je serai poussière
Pour toujours demain.

On est bien peu de chose
Et mon amie la rose
Est morte ce matin
La lune cette nuit
A veillé mon amie
Moi en rêve j'ai vu
Eblouissante et nue
Son âme qui dansait
Bien au-delà des nues
Et qui me souriait

Croie celui qui peut croire
Moi, j'ai besoin d'espoir
Sinon je ne suis rien

Ou bien si peu de chose
C'est mon amie la rose
Qui l'a dit hier matin.
MY FRIEND THE ROSE
Translation by Tom Thomson (1944 - )


We aren't anything much
and my friend the rose
told me so this morning.
At dawn I was born,
baptised with dew,
I spread myself out
happy and loving
to the suns rays.
I closed myself at night
and woke up old.

Nonetheless I was very beautiful,
yes, I was the most beautiful
of the flowers in your garden.

We aren't anything much
and my friend the rose
told me so this morning.
See the god who made me
makes me bow my head
and I feel that I'm falling,
and I feel that I'm falling.
My heart is almost bare,
I've one foot in the grave
already I no longer am.

You admired me yesterday
and I'll be dust
for ever tomorrow.

We aren't anything much
and my friend the rose
died this morning.
Last night the moon
held a wake over my friend.
I, in a dream I saw
her bare and dazzling
soul which was dancing
well beyond the clouds
and was smiling at me.

Let him who can believe,
Me, I need some hope
without it I am nothing

Or maybe not much of anything.
It was my friend the rose
who said that yesterday morning.
Translation borrowed from Lyricstranslate.com (the best of them IMO)

Françoise Hardy's rendition

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