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Les douleurs du jeune Werther for baritone and guitar (mp3)

By David Warin Solomons

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Baritone Voice, Guitar - Digital Download
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 20th Century, Neo-Classical, Comedy. Performance. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.330012).

Item Number: S0.330012

The original novel by Goethe (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) was quasi-autobiographical, Charlotte being Charlotte Buff with whom the young poet was passionately in love.
Thankfully Goethe himself did not take the final suicidal act of his protagonist here,
but he regretted having written the piece, which became very popular
and inspired a whole series of desperate romantics.
However, Thackeray's reaction to all this was more of a parody!

This is my setting and French translation of W M Thackeray's poem

Werther aimait la Charlotte
d'un amour pas à deviner
Savez-vous comme il fit la rencontre
Elle fut en train de tartiner

Mais elle était mariée,
Werther était bien moral
Et il n'avait même pour tout argent,
nul désir de lui faire mal

Il languissait et la passion
Bouillait d'un grand feu ému
Et le sot se brûla la cervelle
Et ne s'en occupa plus

Quand elle vit son beau cadavre
elle ne fit pas laide mine
Mais en femme bien élevée
fit à nouveau ses tartines!

The scores can be obtained at:
German version 
English version
French version

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