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La cour se fleurit de souci

Language: French (Français)

La cour se fleurit de souci
  Comme le front 
  De tous ceux-ci
  Qui vont en rond
En flageolant sur leur fémur
  Débilité
  Le long du mur 
  Fou de clarté.

Tournez, Samsons sans Dalila,
  Sans Philistin, 
  Tournez bien la
  Meule au destin.
Vaincu risible de la loi,
  Mouds tour à tour 
  Ton cœur, ta foi
  Et ton amour !

Ils vont! et leurs pauvres souliers
  Font un bruit sec,
  Humiliés, 
  La pipe au bec.
Pas un mot ou bien le cachot,
  Pas un soupir,
  Il fait si chaud
  Qu'on croit mourir.

J'en suis de ce cirque effaré,
  Soumis d'ailleurs
  Et préparé
  À tous malheurs.
Et pourquoi si j'ai contristé
  Ton vœu têtu,
  Société,
  Me choierais-tu ?

Allons, frères, bons vieux voleurs,
  Doux vagabonds, 
  Filous en fleur,
  Mes chers, mes bons,
Fumons philosophiquement,
  Promenons-nous 
  Paisiblement :
  Rien faire est doux.


About the headline (FAQ)

First published in the revue Lutèce, October 4-11, 1885.


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)


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-08-31 10:23:49

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