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Les chasseurs et la laitière

Language: French (Français)

Hélas, hélas! J'ai répandu mon lait.
Ah! Perette, pauvre Perrette, 
Cherpot au lait!
Par toi ma fortune était faite!
En vain Perrette se flattait,
Elle a cassé son pot au lait.
Frivole espérance, 
Dont mon coeur se berçait!
Je n'ai plus que l'anse
De mon pot au lait!

Adieu, poussins, 
Adieu, poulettes!
Adieu mes vaches et mes veaux!
Adieu béliers! adieu chevreaux!
Adieu mes chères brebiettes!
Pauvres petits infortunés,
Vous êtes morts avant que d'être nés!

Submitted by Auditorium du Louvre


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.

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