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Language: French (Français)

C'est Lindor! c'est Tircis ! et c'est tous nos vainqueurs !
Cest Myrtil! c'est Lydé ! Les reines de nos coeurs !
Comme ils sont provocants! Comme ils sont fiers toujours !
Comme on ose règner sur nos sorts et nos jours!
Faites attention! Observez la mesure !
Ô la mortelle injure!
La cadence est moins lente! Et la chute plus sûre !
Nous rabattrons bien leur caquets!
Nous serons bientôt leurs laquais!
Qu'ils sont laids! Chers minois !
Qu'ils sont fols! Airs coquets !
Et c'est toujours de même, et c'est ainsi toujours!
On s'adore! on se hait ! On maudit ses amours !
Adieu Myrtil! Eglé ! Chloé ! démons moqueurs!
Adieu donc et bons jours aux tyrans de nos coeurs!
Et bons jours!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Ahmed E. Ismail


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 (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "Pavane", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-01-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
Line count: 16
Word count: 126

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Language: English after the French (Français)

It's Lindor! It's Tircis! and all our vanquishers!
It's Myrtil! It's Lydia! The queens of our hearts!
How they provoke us! How they are always so proud!
How they dare to control our destinies and our days!
Pay attention! Observe the beat!
O the mortal injury!
The cadence is slower! The fall more certain!
We shall beat back their cackles!
We will soon be their stooges!
They are so ugly!  Such darling little faces!
They are so foolish! Such coquettish airs!
And it's always the same, and so it shall always be!
We love them! We hate them! We speak ill of their loves!
Farewell, Myrtil! Egle! Chloe! mocking demons!
So it is farewell and good day to the tyrants of our hearts!
And good day!

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Text added to the website: 2007-06-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
Line count: 16
Word count: 126