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Votre bandeau noir cache un front...

Language: French (Français)

Votre bandeau noir cache un front charmant,
      Je tiens à le dire ;
Mais, sans m’écouter,à ce compliment
      Je vous vois sourire.
Sans trop vous fâcher, pardonnez-le moi :
Si donner son cœur est une folie,
Ce n’est pas ma faute, hélas ! et pourquoi,
Dites—moi pourquoi vous êtes jolie ?

Vos deux yeux brillants font mon désespoir.
      Lutin, ange ou femme,
Tous les saints du ciel pour ce sourcil noir
Damneraient leur âme !
Qu’un regard d’amour y brille pour moi !...
Vous ne voulez pas que l’amour y brille ;
      Mais alors pourquoi,
Dites-moi pourquoi vous êtes gentille ?

Quand vous voulez prendre un maintien boudeur
      Pour faire la moue.
Ou lorsque, pudique, une humble rongeur
      Voile voue joue,
Alors tout l’enfer vient loger en moi !
Je voudrais, pour vous, faire une folie :
      Car enfin, pourquoi,
Dites—moi pourquoi vous êtes jolie ?

B. Godard sets stanzas 1, 3

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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)

Text added to the website: 2019-05-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 11:35:39

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