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Beau chevalier qui partez pour la guerre

Language: French (Français)

Beau chevalier qui partez pour la guerre,
Qu'allez-vous faire
Si loin d'ici ?
Voyez-vous pas que la nuit est profonde,
Et que le monde
N'est que souci ?

Vous qui croyez qu'une amour délaissée
De la pensée
S'enfuit ainsi,
Hélas ! hélas ! chercheurs de renommée,
Votre fumée
S'envole aussi.

Beau chevalier qui partez pour la guerre,
Qu'allez-vous faire
Si loin de nous ?
J'en vais pleurer, moi qui me laissais dire
Que mon sourire
Était si doux.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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V. Massé sets stanzas 1, 3

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First published in La Quenouille de Barberine, a comedy in two acts, Éd. La Revue des Deux Mondes, 1835.

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  • ENG English (Victoria de Menil) , "Handsome knight, you who leave for war", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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