"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Friday, December 11, 2015

HYMNE DES FRATERNISÉS



As Christmas approaches, I need to remember those whom defend our countries and can't be with their loved ones during the holidays.  After all that is going on in the world, I think I'll re-post this for the men and women that have given so much.  The movie, JOYEUX NOEL, if you haven't seen it, is one not to miss.

This song, I'm Dreaming Of Home, is from the movie JOYEUX NOEL, a great movie based on a true story.
On December 24th, 1914, during World War I, in the trenches, amidst the carnage, the Scottish, French and German forces called a truce to celebrate Christmas together.  This old Scottish hymn is sung in the movie by the Scottish soldiers.  Here, a precious rendition by a French boys' choir.  

L'Hymn des Fraternises
(I'm Dreaming of Home)

I hear the mountain birds
the sound of rivers singing
a song I've often heard
It calls to me now
so clear and so loud
I stand where I am
and forever I'm dreaming of home.
I feel so alone
I'm dreaming of home.

It's carried in the air
the breeze of early morning
I see the land so fair
My heart opens wide
There's sadness inside
I stand where I am
and forever I'm dreaming of home
I feel so alone
I'm dreaming of home.

This is no foreign sky
I see no foreign light
but far away am I
From some peaceful land
I'm longing to stand
a hand in my hand and
forever I'm dreaming of home
I feel so alone
I'm dreaming of home.

4 comments:

  1. Now I want to see that movie..lovely....

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  2. Oh, the bittersweet beauty of living. Donna, I love that song, and also, I want to thank you for stopping by. Rufus Wainwright it is! Happy weekend and peace to you and your family! Anita

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  3. I really enjoyed that video. The film must be very moving. Thanks for showing this choir.

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    1. The boy's choir was so sweet and the song on the soundtrack is very good. The movie is excellent.

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