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Chanson de Marie Antoinette

Language: French (Français)

On dit que le plus fier c’est moi,
Moi pauvre jardinier du Roi.
Quand le seigneur me parle, crois moi,
Jamais je reprends garde qu'à toi.

Le jour quand j’arrose, crois moi,
Avec mes fleurs je cause de toi,
Et de ces fleurs si belles, crois moi,
La plus jolie je cueille pour toi.

Le soir quand je rentre, crois moi,
Je vais, avant toutes chose, chez toi
C’est pour te dire ma chère, crois moi,
Je n’aime sur la terre que toi.

A la fête de la Reine, crois moi,
Je conterai mes peines au Roi,
Et nous serons j’espère toi moi, moi, toi,
Jardinier et jardinière du Roi.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Garrett Medlock [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 (Garrett Medlock) , "Marie Antoinette's song", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-05-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-15 16:01:58

Line count: 16
Word count: 110

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