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Quand je te vois, seule, assise, à part...

Language: French (Français)

Quand je te vois, seule, assise, à part toi,
Toute [amusée]1 avecque ta pensée,
La tête un peu encontre bas baissée,
Te retirant du vulgaire et de moi,

Je veux souvent, pour rompre ton émoi,
Te saluer, mais ma voix offensée
De trop de peur se retient amassée
Dedans [ma]2 bouche et me laisse tout coi.

Souffrir ne puis les rayons de ta vue,
Craintive au corps mon âme tremble émue,
Langue ni voix ne font leur action.

Seuls mes soupirs, seul mon triste visage
Parlent pour moi, et telle passion
De mon amour donne assez témoignage.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Boni: "amassée"
2 Boni: "la"

Submitted by Peter Low [Guest Editor]


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 (Peter Low) , "When I see you sitting all by yourself", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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