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Vent fou qui voles où tu veux

Language: French (Français)

Vent fou qui voles où tu veux,
De fleur en fleur, de femme en femme,
Vent qui caresses les cheveux,
Vent libre, je voudrais ton âme.

Vent qui murmures dans les bois,
Comme un chœur à bouche fermée,
[Certains soirs]1 je voudrais ta voix,
Pour parler à [ma]2 bien-aimée ;

[Et]3 vent qui soulèves les mers,
Qui hurles le long des rivages,
Je voudrais dans mes jours amers
Parfois aussi tes cris sauvages,

Pour y jeter tous mes sanglots,
Toutes mes colères, ma haine,
Et pour fouetter comme des flots
L'océan de la foule humaine !

About the headline (FAQ)

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Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 107.

1 Maurice: "Certain soir"
2 Maurice: "la"
3 Maurice: "Ô"

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)

Text added to the website: 2005-01-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:32:12

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