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Mignonn', allon voir si la rose

Language: French (Français)

  Mignonn', allon voir si la rose
Qui ce matin avoit declose
Sa robe de pourpr' au soleil,
A point perdu, cette vesprée,
Le plis de sa robe pourprée,
Et son teint au vostre pareil.

  Las, voyés comm' en peu d'espace,
Mignonn', ell' a dessus la place,
Las, las, ses beautés laissé cheoir!
Ô vrayement maratre nature,
Puis qu'une telle fleur ne dure,
Que du matin jusques au soir!

  Donc, si vous me croiés, mignonne:
Tandis que vostr' age fleuronne
En sa plus verte nouveauté,
Cueillés, cueillés vostre jeunesse,
Comm' à cette fleur, la viellesse
Fera ternir vostre beauté.


Translation(s): ENG GER

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Modernized version (used by Chaminade, Manduell, Wagner, and perhaps others):
Mignonne, allons voir si la rose,
Qui ce matin avait desclose
Sa robe de pourpre au soleil,
N'a point perdu cette vesprée
Les plis de sa robe pourprée
Et son teint au vôtre pareil.

Las! voyez comme en peu d'espace,
Mignonne, elle a, dessus la place,
Las! Las! ses beautés laissé cheoir!
Ô vraiment marâtre nature,
Puisqu'une telle fleur ne dure,
Que du matin jusques au soir!

[Or donc, écoutez-moi,]


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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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  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Mignonne", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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