You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Dis‑moi n'importe quoi ! porte‑moi...

Language: French (Français)

Dis-moi n'importe quoi ! porte-moi n'importe où !
Tout me plaira pourvu que ton désir le veuille.
Pour moi, je ne sais plus vouloir et je suis fou.
Tu seras l'ouragan et je serai la feuille.

Porte-moi n'importe où ! dis-moi n'importe quoi !
Quel que soit le pays, l'instant et ton caprice,
Je ne verrai que toi, je n'entendrai que toi.
Le monde est un théâtre où toi seule es l'actrice.

Dis-moi n'importe quoi ! porte-moi n'importe où !
Je ferai sans remords tes volontés sans cause.
Tout ! rien ! n'importe quoi ! n'importe où ! Je suis fou.
Je ne suis plus un homme, un moi. Je suis ta chose.

Mon cœur n'a plus de vœux. Ton désir est le sien.
Tu m'as versé le vin d'amour plein ma timbale.
Comme l'initié du grand mystère ancien,
J'ai mangé du tambour et bu de la cymbale.


Translation(s): ENG ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Les caresses, Nouvelle Édition, Paris, G. Charpentier, [no date], pages 138-139.


Submitted by Corinne Orde

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , title 1: "Abdication", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , title 1: "Abdicazione", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-11-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-12 17:48:34

Line count: 16
Word count: 148

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works