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Pastorale

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

Un jour de printemps,
Tout le long d'un verger
Colin va chantant,
Pour ses maux soulager :
Ma bergère, ma bergère,
tra la la la la la la la la
Ma bergère, laisse-moi 
Prendre un tendre baiser !

La belle, à l'instant
Répond à son berger:
»Tu veux, en chantant
Un baiser dérober?...
Non Colin, non Colin,
Tra la la la la la la la la
Tu voudrais, en chantant 
Prendre un tendre baiser
Non, Colin, ne le prends pas,
Je vais te le donner.


Translation(s): ENG GER ITA

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Note: some sources erroneously list the author of the text as "Charles Regnard"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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