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Le dromadaire, 'The camel'

by Francis Poulenc From Le Bestiaire (1919) FP 15a

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Le dromadaire, 'The camel'
French source: Guillaume Apollinaire

Avec ses quatre dromadaires
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
Courut le monde et l’admira
Il fit ce que je voudrais faire
Si j’avais quatre dromadaires.

The dromedary
English translation © Richard Stokes

With his four dromedaries
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
Roamed the world and admired it.
He did what I would like to do
If I had four dromedaries too.

Le dromadaire, 'The camel'
French source: Guillaume Apollinaire

The dromedary
English source: Richard Stokes

Avec ses quatre dromadaires
With his four dromedaries
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
Courut le monde et l’admira
Roamed the world and admired it.
Il fit ce que je voudrais faire
He did what I would like to do
Si j’avais quatre dromadaires.
If I had four dromedaries too.

Composer

Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (F7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Read the full…

Poet

Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire  (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish-Belarusian descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as…

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