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J'aime l'amour

Language: French (Français)

Je veux savoir si je préfère
La mauresque aux yeux languissants,
Ou bien la juive au front sévère,
Ou la grecque, ivresse des sens ?

Dans mon cœur, foyer plein de cendre
Tout est glacé, je le sens bien !
Mon souvenir y peut descendre
Hélas ! il n’y rallume rien…

Que l'esclave soit brune ou blonde,
Je cède au charme tour à tour,
Je n'aime aucune femme au monde,
Aucune femme... J'aime l'amour !

Dans la coupe qu'elle caresse
Ma lèvre en feu n’a qu’un trésor :
Le vin qui nous verse l’ivresse
Dans l’argile comme dans l’or !

Pourvu qu’il ait la même flamme,
Le métal peut changer cent fois,
Si l’amour parfume mon âme,
Qu’importe la source où je bois ?

Que l'esclave etc.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-05-31 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-05-31 21:06:11

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Word count: 127

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