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Mélodies

Word count: 164

by Gilbert Beaume (1888 - 1967)

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1. Ballade


Beau chevalier qui partez pour la guerre,
Qu'allez-vous faire
Si loin d'ici ?
Voyez-vous pas que la nuit est profonde,
Et que le monde
N'est que souci ?

Vous qui croyez qu'une amour délaissée
De la pensée
S'enfuit ainsi,
Hélas ! hélas ! chercheurs de renommée,
Votre fumée
S'envole aussi.

Beau chevalier qui partez pour la guerre,
Qu'allez-vous faire
Si loin de nous ?
J'en vais pleurer, moi qui me laissais dire
Que mon sourire
Était si doux.


First published in La Quenouille de Barberine, a comedy in two acts, Éd. La Revue des Deux Mondes, 1835.


2. J'avais passé


J'avais passé devant ces fleurs d'un air distrait
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3. Dans le parc


Dans le parc triste et qui s'endeuille 
on peut encore apercevoir 
au bout léger d'un rameau noir 
frissonner la dernière feuille ! 

Est-ce vous qui venez vers moi ?... 
Le vieil amour va-t-il renaître ? 
Mais, hélas ! Sans me reconnaître, 
vous passez, rapide... Pourquoi ? 


Il vente, il pleut... on marche vite... 
Sans même le voir on évite 
le vieux banc où nul ne s'assied, 

Et comme une aile qui se brise 
la feuille morte sous la bise, 
en tournoyant tombe à vos pieds !


Confirmed with Louis Payen, Le Collier des Heures, Paris, Mercure de France, MCMXIII, pages 41-42.


4. Rondel du joli coin


Je l’ai connu, le joli coin
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5. Sur l’eau


La barque blanche sur l’eau verte
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6. Au jardin de la vie


J'ai cueilli les fleurs une à une
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7. Le retour


J’ai vu des femmes/ Belles comme des îles d’Orient
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8. Les blessés


Où es-tu blessé, vieux soldat ?
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9. Chanson triste


Quittons-nous bien gentiment
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10. Le doux rêve


As-tu toujours autant de peine
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