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Air retrouvé

Language: French (Français)

Rien n'est fini. Tout recommence.
Rupture toujours ajournée !
C'est comme un vieux bout de romance
Qu'on chanta toute une journée.

Un moment on croit qu'on l'oublie.
On marche sans en avoir cure.
Mais la ritournelle abolie
Couve dans la mémoire obscure.

Un beau jour qu'on prête l'oreille
A des bruits vagues, l'on s'étonne
D'entendre la petite abeille
Qui dans sa ruche encor chantonne.

Et voilà qu'on redit sans trêve
Le bout oublié de romance.
On retourne à son ancien rêve.
Rien n'est fini. Tout recommence,1

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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Confirmed with Les caresses, Nouvelle Édition, Paris, G. Charpentier, [no date], pages 172-173.

1 [sic] for the punctuation.

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)

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

  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , title 1: "Rediscovered air", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , title 1: "Aria ritrovata", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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