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Language: French (Français) after the Spanish (Español)

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Que nul ne peut apprivoiser
Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle
S'il lui convient de refuser
Rien n'y fait, menace ou prière
L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait :
Et c'est l'autre que je préfère
Il n'a rien dit mais il me plaît
L'amour est enfant de Bohême
Il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime
Si je t'aime, prends garde à toi !
Si tu ne m’aimes pas
Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime !
Mais, si je t’aime
Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi !
L'oiseau que tu croyais surprendre
Battit de l'aile et s'envola ...
L'amour est loin, tu peux l'attendre
Tu ne l'attends plus, il est là !
Tout autour de toi, vite, vite
Il vient, s'en va, puis il revient...
Tu crois le tenir, il t'évite
Tu crois l'éviter, il te tient

Translation(s): GRE

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Submitted by Christakis Poumbouris


Based on

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

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Η αγάπ’ είν’ απ’ το νόμο έξω", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-07-02.
Last modified: 2015-07-03 12:46:16
Line count: 26
Word count: 153

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Η αγάπ’ είν’ απ’ το νόμο έξω

Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) after the French (Français)

Είν’ άστατο πουλί η αγάπη
Που δεν θα εξημερωθεί,
Μην την καλείς, αν είν’ φευγάτη
Κι αν την βολεύει ν’ αρνηθεί.
Μ’ απειλή ή παρακάλιο,
Λόγια πολλά ή λιγοστά,
Θα διαλέξω εγώ τον άλλο
Που ’ν’ αρεστός, κι ας δεν μιλά.
Η αγάπ’ είν’ απ’ το νόμο έξω,
Σαν των τσιγγάνων το παιδί.
Κι ας δεν με αγαπάς, σε θέλω,
Κι αν σε θέλω, να φυλαχθείς!
Κι ας δεν με αγαπάς,
Κι ας δεν με αγαπάς, σε θέλω!
Μ’ αν σε ποθήσω,
Να σε ζήσω, να φυλαχθείς!
Δοκίμασε και κράτησε την,
Φτεροκοπά και πά’ μακριά.
Όσο κι αν θες, περίμενε την
Κι αν την ξεχάσεις, καρτερά.
Με σβελτάδα σε γυροφέρνει,
Εδώ κι εκεί, κι εδώ ξανά …
Θαρρείς την κρατάς, μα σου φεύγει,
Θαρρείς γλιτώνεις, σε κρατά.

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  • Singable translation from French (Français) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2015 by Christakis Poumbouris, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875) [an adaptation] FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georges Bizet. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2015-07-02.
Last modified: 2015-07-02 14:45:31
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Word count: 129