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Language: French (Français)

Venez, nous irons dans les champs, 
sous les buissons de genévriers ; 
nous mangerons du miel dans les ruches, 
nous ferons des pièges à sauterelles 
avec des tiges d’asphodèle.

Venez ; nous irons voir Lykas, 
qui garde les troupeaux de son père 
sur les pentes du Tauros ombreux. 
Sûrement il nous donnera du lait.

J’entends déjà le son de sa flûte. 
C’est un joueur fort habile. 
Voici les chiens et les agneaux, 
et lui-même, debout contre un arbre.
N’est-il pas beau comme Adônis !

Ô Lykas, donne-nous du lait. 
Voici des figues de nos figuiers. 
Nous allons rester avec toi. 
Chèvres barbues, ne sautez pas, 
de peur d’exciter les boucs inquiets.

Confirmed with Œuvres complètes de Pierre Louÿs, 1929 - 1931, tome 2 (1894 (Chansons de Bilitis)), Paris, Slatkine reprints, 1973, page 41.

Note: this is a prose text. The line breaks are arbitrary.

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)

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