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Monotone, triste et charmant

Language: French (Français)

Monotone, triste et charmant, 
Il est un vieil air de la Perse
Qui t'enveloppe doucement, 
T'alanguit, t'adore et te berce,

Et te raconte, ô mon amour, 
Mon ancienne mélancolie,
Avant que ta tendresse un jour 
Ne m'eût guéri de ma folie.

Les yeux ne parlent pas assez,
La bouche aussi ne peut tout dire : 
Par ces chansons des temps passés 
Je cause avec toi, je soupire ;

Et la musique sait bien mieux
Que je [ne le saurais]1 moi-même,
[Dans]2 un baiser délicieux
Te verser tout mon cœur qui t'aime !

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
Confirmed with L'Illusion, Troisième édition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, p. 136.

1 Tosti: "ne saurai"
2 Tosti: "En"

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: 2014-08-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-28 16:12:23

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