Chante Étoile de Noël

Author: Sydney Carter

Sydney Bertram Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle", adapted from an old folk song. Other notable songs include "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian of Norwich, "One More Step Along the World I Go", "When I Needed a Neighbour", "Friday Morning", "Every Star Shall Sing a Carol", "The Youth of the Heart" and "Down Below". Carter studied at Montem Street Primary School in Finsbury Park, Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxfor… Go to person page >

Translator: Joëlle Gouel

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Rév.: Roger Barilier

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Text Information

First Line: Chante étoile de Noël
Title: Chante Étoile de Noël
English Title: Every star shall sing a carol
Author: Sydney Carter
Translator: Joëlle Gouel (1992)
Rév.: Roger Barilier (1993)
Language: French
Refrain First Line: Dieu là-haut, moi en bas
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Version française © Joëlle Gouel, 1992