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La sirène

Language: French (Français)

Sous le flot qui déferle
J'habite un pays sans pareil
Où le ciel de corail vermeil
A pour lune une perle,
Un rubis pour soleil !

Et pourtant sur la grève 
Je viens chaque soir toute en pleurs
À cause... hélas ! à cause d'un bel enfant qui rêve
Et qui passe en cueillant des fleurs.

Autre fois la Sirène heureuse
Sans aimer donnait de l'amour !
La séductrice enfin est amoureuse
La charmeresse est charmée à son tour,

Et le soir, sur la grève 
Sans jamais voir mes pleurs
Le bel enfant qui rêve
Passe en cueillant des fleurs !
Hélas ! Hélas ! etc.

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: 2011-03-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:46

Line count: 18
Word count: 106

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