Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois

CHANSONS PATRIOTIQUES


Translated into English
by Alla Jacobs

Sur plusieurs airs / Suitable for several tunes

 

Aimons-nous tous, soyons unis ;
Pardonnons à nos ennemis,
Ayons pitié de leur délire ;
Mais ne cessons pas de leur dire
Que tel est notre bon plaisir,
De vivre libre ou de mourir.

Paris, 1792

Let's love each other, let's be one ;
Forgive the harm our foes have done,
Let us have pity for their raving ;
But never tire of proclaiming
That such is the free choice we make:
Free life, or death for Freedom's sake.

London, 2007

Russian version


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