Thursday, July 14, 2011

Le 14 Juillet

Bastille Day by MonetAllons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé ! (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

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3 Comments:

At 10:25 PM, July 14, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Does that line "Qu'un sang impur" ever bother you a little? It does me.

 
At 9:30 PM, July 15, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

It does, yes.

But I remind myself people rarely get things all the way right, especially on the first (or tenth) try.

 
At 10:16 PM, July 15, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

You have, alas, identified one of the translator's banes...

 

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