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Language: French (Français)

Qui frappe à ma fenêtre et dès l'aube m'appelle ?
Oh ! le beau rayon d'or qui luit sur ce carreau !
Je ne me trompais pas, on frappe de nouveau.
Devinez qui frappait. -- Le bec d'une hirondelle.

Si j'ouvrais les battants, peut-être entrerait-elle ;
De peur de l'effrayer, fermons bien ce rideau.
Mais quel air embaumé rafraîchit mon cerveau ? 
-- Le parfum exhalé d'une rose nouvelle.

Je respire et j'attends. En vain j'attends encor :
Quel palais pour l'oiseau vaudrait ce soleil d'or ? 
-- Mais on ouvre ma porte : « O douce bien-aimée !

Trois messagers d'amour arrivés avant toi,
M'ont chanté doucement que tu venais vers moi :
Le soleil, l'hirondelle, et la brise embaumée. »


Confirmed with Nicolas Martin, Poésies complètes, troisième édition, Paris, Borrani et Droz, 1857, pages 58-59.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)


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