Verte Campagne (English translation)

English translation

Green Country

Green country
Where I was born
Sweet companion
Of my younger years
The town cries
Rain and tears
Dancing and dying
On my bored heart
And I dream of you, oh my friend
Green country
You are far away!
Sweet companion
Of my first grief
The time disappears,
For me nothing has changed,
Two arms embrace me
Among the grain fields,
And I dream of you, oh my friend.
In the town, all these outstretched hands
Offer me unfamiliar flowers and fruits,
And me I am going along the streets, lost
A guitar tune talks to me about you
My green country
Where I was born,
Sweet companion
Of my younger years...
The town sings,
Scattering its joy
But I do not hear;
And I dream of you, oh my friend
Submitted by Safyra on Mon, 19/02/2018 - 09:12
Added in reply to request by Folie de Chansons

Verte Campagne

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Klou    Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:05

Hello, here are some suggestions, if I may Regular smile

line 7: Dancing and die → Why not "Dancing and dying"?
line 8: In my heart there is boredom → This line is connected to the previous ones. It's about the teardrops that are dancing and dying "On my bored heart"
line 9: "Moi je" is just a way to emphasize the subject (e.g. Moi j'aime le chocolat, toi tu aimes le caramel). You don't have to translate it literally, you can just say "I dream of you"

3rd stanza, line 1: tense hands → here "tendues" doesn't mean "tense", it's about hands that are stretched out, extended

Safyra    Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:27

Thank you!
I will add the corrections Regular smile

Safyra    Tue, 20/02/2018 - 09:19

You're welcome, hope it helps Regular smile