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Language: French (Français)

L'enfant rêve assise au pied des grands chênes;
L'or est-il plus beau que ses blonds cheveux?
Un rayon divin brille dans ses yeux;
Jeanne aura seize ans aux roses prochaines.

Une ombre s'efface aux brumes lointaines;
Un suprême adieu dans l'air a passé;
Celui qui s'en va c'est le fiancé.
L'enfant rêve assise au pied des grands chênes!

O coeur sand remord, coeur ambitieux,
Pourquoi t'en aller cherchant la richesse?
Quel trésor sans prix vaudrait sa tendresse?
L'or est-il plus beau que ses blonds cheveux?

Tout le monde hélas! n'est pas oublieux!
L'enfant a pâli, l'enfant s'est penchée,
Puis sur son lit blanc la voilà couchée.
Un rayon divin brille dans ses yeux

Ah! c'est le doux reflet des clartés sereines,
Ainsi qu'un oiseau que l'on a troublé,
L'ame, ouvrant son aile aux cieux a volé,
Jeanne aurait seaize ans aux roses prochaines!

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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: 2019-05-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 12:10:03

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