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Publication Date

1909

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Transcribed for the piano by Robert Austin. beauteous Night, O Night of Love (Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit d'Amour), Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoffmann," Act III, No 13 Arranged for a single voice. Translated by Samuel Richards Gaines. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, New York: Chas. H. Ditson & Co., Chicago: Lyon & Healy.

Lyrics

Beauteous night, O night of love, Smile thou on our enchantment; Radiant night, with stars above, O beauteous night of love! Fleeting time doth ne'er return, But bears on wings our dreaming, Far away where we may yearn, For time doth ne'er return. Sweet zephyrs aglow, Shed on us thy caresses, Sweet zephyrs aglow, Thy soft kisses bestow, Thy soft kisses bestow, Thy soft bisses bestow. Ah! Beauteous night, O night of love, Smile thou on our enchantment, Radiant night with stars above, O beauteous night of love! Beauteous night of love, Ah! Smile on our enchantment, Night of love! O night of love! Ah! ah! ah! ah! Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour, Souris á nos ivresses! Nuit plus douce que le jour, Ô belle nuit d'amour! Le temps fuit et sans retour Emporte nos tendresses; Loin decet heureux séjour Le temps fuit sans retour. Séphirs embrasés, Versez nous vos caresses, Zéphirs embrasés, Donnez nous vos baisers, Versez nous vos baisers, Versez nous vos baisers! Ah! Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour, Souris à nos ivresses! Nuit plus douce que le jour, Ô belle nuit d'amour! O belle nuit d'amour! Ah! Souris à nos ivresses, Nuit d'amour! ô nuit d'amour! Ah! ah! ah! ah!

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