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Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower

Language: English

Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower,
But I could never sell --
If you would like to borrow,
Until the Daffodil

Unties her yellow Bonnet
Beneath the village door,
Until the Bees, from Clover rows
Their Hock, and Sherry, draw,

Why, I will lend until just then,
But not an hour more!


Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Word count: 52

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Peut‑être voudriez‑vous acheter une...

Language: French (Français) after the English

Peut-être voudriez-vous acheter une fleur,
Mais je ne pourrais jamais la vendre --
Si vous vouliez emprunter,
Jusqu'à ce que la Jonquille

Dénoue son Bonnet jaune
Sous la porte du village,
Jusqu'à ce que les Abeilles, depuis les rangées de Trèfle
Extraient leur Vin du Rhin, et leur Sherry,

Eh bien, je prêterai jusque là
Mais pas une heure de plus !


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Text added to the website: 2009-01-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:03
Line count: 10
Word count: 61