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Dansons la gigue!

Language: French (Français)

   Dansons la gigue!

 J'aimais surtout ses jolis yeux
 Plus clairs que l'étoile des cieux,
 J'aimais ses yeux malicieux.

   Dansons la gigue!

 Elle avait des façons vraiment
 De désoler un pauvre amant,
 Que c'en était vraiment charmant!

   Dansons la gigue!

 Mais je trouve encore meilleur
 Le baiser de sa bouche en fleur
 Depuis qu'elle est morte à mon coeur.

   Dansons la gigue!

 Je me souviens, je me souviens
 Des heures et des entretiens,
 Et c'est le meilleur de mes biens.

   Dansons la gigue!

Translation(s): ENG GER

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Tanzt mir den Reigen!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Tanzt mir den Reigen!
Ich liebt' ihr holdes Augenpaar,
Das heller als ein Stern mir war,
Ich liebt' die Augen spöttisch-klar,
Tanzt mir den Reigen!

Sie plagte ihren Freund so lieb,
Dass sie ihn zur Verzweiflung trieb
Und immer doch entzückend blieb.
Tanzt mir den Reigen!

Doch ist das Süss'ste, was sie bot,
Der Kuss von ihrer Lippen Rot,
Jetzt, da sie meinem Herzen tot.
Tanzt mir den Reigen!

Noch denke sehnend ich zurück
An ferne Zeit, an Wort und Blick,
Und dieses ist mein höchstes Glück.
Tanzt mir den Reigen! 

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), subtitle: "Soho", appears in Romances sans paroles, in Aquarelles, in 3. Streets, no. 1, first published 1874 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jean Barraud, Jacques Beers, Maxime Belliard, Paul Bonneau, Charles Bordes, John Alden Carpenter, Albert De Klerk, Bernard Foccroulle, Paul Goldschmidt, Robert Herberigs, B. Janovskij, Paul Ladmirault, Robert Legrand, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, René-Jean Matter, Lucien Mawet, René Mottart, Bernard Panouillot, Casimir von Pászthory, Roger Pénau, signe Roger-Pénau, Irena Regina Poldowski, née Wieniawski, André Renault, Jeanine Rueff, Victor Serventi, Augustin Smet, dit Gustave Smet, Marcel Stern, Jean.-P. Strauwen, Richard Sturzenegger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Marjo Tal, Paul Tortelier. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2018-01-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-01-25 21:05:40

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