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Pour me guérir d'un ancien songe

Language: French (Français)

Pour [me]1 guérir d'un ancien songe,
Ô Tsiganes, jouez un air,
Sombre et large, où se noie et plonge 
Mon âme, comme dans la mer! 

Faites vibrer, comme une corde,
Mon âme triste, à la briser ;
Je veux une chanson qui morde 
Avec la douceur d'un baiser ;

Et me rappelant ses paroles,
Et les caresses de sa voix, 
Qui m'arrache des larmes folles,
Comme nos serments d'autrefois !

About the headline (FAQ)

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Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 113.

1 Devéria: "la guérir"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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: 2016-12-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:08:02

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