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Dans les bois l'amoureux Myrtil

Language: French (Français)

Dans les bois l'amoureux Myrtil
Avait pris Fauvette légère :
"Aimable oiseau, lui disait-il,
Je te destine à ma bergère.
Pour prix du don que j'aurai fait,
Que de baisers !... Si ma Lucette 
M'en donne deux pour un bouquet,
J'en aurai dix pour la Fauvette."

La Fauvette dans le vallon
A laissé son ami fidèle,
Et [fait tant]1 que de sa prison
Elle s'échappe à tire-d'aile.
"Ah ! dit le berger désolé,
Adieu les baisers de Lucette !
Tout mon bonheur s'est envolé
Sur les ailes de la Fauvette."

Myrtil retourne au bois voisin,
Pleurant la perte qu'il a faite ;
Soit par hasard, soit à [dessein]2,
Dans le bois se trouvait Lucette :
[Sensible]3 à ce gage de foi,
Elle sortit de sa retraite,
En lui disant: "[Console-toi]4,
Tu n'as perdu que la Fauvette!"

Translation(s): ENG GER

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1 Bizet, Diémer: "tant fait"
2 Bizet: "destin"
3 Bizet: "Et sensible"
4 Bizet: "Console-toi, console-toi, Myrtil, console-toi, ah !"

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

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

  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "An old song", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , "Ein altes Lied", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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