Sur l'herbe

Song by Ravel (written in 1907), to a text from Fêtes galantes by Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) (Ravel's only other setting of Verlaine was his earlier song Un grand sommeil noir.) The first performance was given by Jane Bathori, accompanied by Ravel, on 12 December 1907.

The text of the song, with English translation, can be found on the Lied and Song Texts Page.

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