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Chanson pour le petit cheval

Language: French (Français)

Petit cheval, qui m'es si cher, va promptement ! 
Mon pauvre cœur est dévoré par l'inquiétude :
J'aime une belle qui m'attend sous la chênaie
Si trop je tarde elle entrera dans un couvent !

Petit cheval, jamais lassé, toujours ardent ! 
Tel un éclair, franchis fossés, franchis fondrières !
Mors écumant, mets aux roches des étincelles !
Fais-moi revoir Celle qui pense à moi souvent !

Petit cheval, je te promets bonne provende !
Hâte-toi donc ! hâte-toi donc !
Au fond du val est sa chaumière,
Et je pressens que mon retard la fait mourir !

Petit cheval, n'arrive pas jusqu'à sa porte !
Un glas lointain à mon oreille a retenti
Retournons-nous, pour fuir ce glas !
Ma mie ! ma mie ! ma mie est morte !

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Ted Perry and Guy Laffaille [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 (Laura Prichard) , "Song for the little horse", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2018-04-10 15:15:00
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