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La violette

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Pourquoi m'arracher à la terre!
Je suis timide et solitaire;
J'embaume le vent du matin;
Bientôt sur ma tige penchée, 
Je serai pâle et désséchée.
Épargne-moi jusqu'à demain.

Violette des prairies,
À ma bien aimée, à Marie,
Je voudrais t'offrir en secret.
N'est-ce pas douce destinée
De briller une matinée
Sue le velour de son corset.

Cueille-moi vite, je t'en prie;
Si je dois au sein de Marie
Exhaler mon dernier soupir,
Je ne me plains pas de mourir.

Submitted by Jean-Pierre Granger


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: 2011-05-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
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Word count: 79

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