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Language: French (Français)

« Bonjour. 
— Bonjour aussi. 
— Tu es bien pressée. 
— Peut-être moins que tu ne penses. 
— Tu es une jolie fille.
— Peut-être plus que tu ne crois.

— Quel est ton nom charmant ? 
— Je ne dis pas cela si vite. 
— Tu as quelqu’un ce soir ? 
— Toujours celui qui m’aime. 
— Et comment l’aimes-tu ? 
— Comme il veut.

— Soupons ensemble. 
— Si tu le désires. Mais que donnes-tu ? 
— Ceci. 
— Cinq drachmes ? 
C’est pour mon esclave. 
Et pour moi ? 
— Dis toi-même. 
— Cent.

— Où demeures-tu ? 
— Dans cette maison bleue. 
— À quelle heure veux-tu que je t’envoie chercher ? 
— Tout de suite si tu veux. 
— Tout de suite. 
— Va devant. »

Confirmed with Œuvres complètes de Pierre Louÿs, 1929 - 1931, tome 2 (1894 (Chansons de Bilitis)), Paris, Slatkine reprints, 1973, page 124.

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)

Text added to the website: 2019-04-09.
Last modified: 2019-04-09 15:58:04
Line count: 26
Word count: 131

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