Under the Mirabeau Bridge there flows the Seine
              Must I recall
         Our loves recall how then
After each sorrow joy came back again

Let night come on bells end the day
The days go by me still I stay

Hands joined and face to face let's stay just so
           While underneath
       The bridge of our arms shall go
Eternal gazes in their weary flow

Let night come on bells end the day
The days go by me still I stay

All love goes by as water to the sea
              All love goes by
         How slow life seems to me
How violent the hope of love can be

Let night come on bells end the day
The days go by me still I stay

The days the weeks pass by beyond our ken
              Neither time past
         Nor love comes back again
Under the Mirabeau Bridge there Hows the Seine

Let night come on bells end the day
The days go by me still I stay

                translated by Richard Wilbur