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Un jupon serré sur les hanches

Language: French (Français)

Un jupon serré sur les hanches,
Un peigne énorme à son chignon,
Jambe nerveuse et pied mignon,
Œil de feu, teint pâle et dents blanches :
          Alza ! olà !
La véritable Manola1.

Gestes hardis, libre parole,
Sel et piment à pleine main,
Oubli parfait du lendemain,
Amour fantasque et grâce folle :
          Alza ! olà !
La véritable Manola.

Chanter, danser aux castagnettes,
Et, dans les courses de taureaux,
Juger les coups des toreros,
Tout en fumant des cigarettes :
          Alza ! olà !
La véritable Manola.

Translation(s): CZE

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1 Spanish word meaning "lively Spanish working-girl"

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)

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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29

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Word count: 91

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Language: Czech (Čeština) after the French (Français)

Živůtkem stísněn útlý bok,
v chignonu s velkým hřebenem,
sníh zuby, oči s plamenem,
pleť bledá, nožka pružná v skok.
            Alza olà,
            kdo odolá.
To skutečná jest Manola!

Řeč volná, smělé pohyby,
a každé slovo pepř a sůl,
snem zítřek, láska žití půl,
vše plno žertů, záliby.
            Alza olà,
            kdo odolá.
To skutečná jest Manola!

Vždy v rej při zvuku kastanět,
a v bězích býků o závod,
torerů každý soudit hod,
vždy při kouření cigaret.
            Alza olà,
            kdo odolá.
To skutečná jest Manola!

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Pierre-Jules-Théophile Gautier (1811 - 1872), "Séguidille", written 1843, appears in España, first published 1845
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Édouard Boilly, Émile Bourgeois, Auguste Cœdès, Paul-Charles-Marie Curet, as Paul Puget, Claude Achille Debussy, Daniel Devriès, Adam Dunin Jundzill, le Comte, Jacques Dupont, dit Jacque-Dupont, Émile Durand, Honoré-Marie-Joseph Duveyrier, dit Mélesville fils, Baron, Manuel de Falla, Manuel Giró, Paul Henrion, Louis Lacombe, Charly Martin, Julien Nargeot, Jules Philipot, Charles Poisot, Edmond de Polignac, prince, E. du Rocher, Nicolas de Séménow, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

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

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Text added to the website: 2019-05-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-13 15:29:23

Line count: 21
Word count: 83