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L'aube naît, et ta porte est close !

Language: French (Français)

L'aube naît, et ta porte est close !
Ma belle, pourquoi sommeiller ?
À l'heure où s'éveille la rose
Ne vas-tu pas te réveiller ?

   Ô ma charmante, 
   Écoute ici 
   L'amant qui chante
   Et pleure aussi !

Toute frappe à ta porte bénie.
L'aurore dit : Je suis le jour !
L'oiseau dit : Je suis l'harmonie !
Et mon cœur dit : Je suis l'amour!

   Ô ma charmante, 
   Écoute ici 
   L'amant qui chante
   Et pleure aussi !

Je t'adore, ange, et t'aime, femme.
Dieu qui pour toi m'a complété
A fait mon amour par ton âme,
Et mon regard pour ta beauté !

   Ô ma charmante,
   Écoute ici 
   L'amant qui chante
   Et pleure aussi !

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG

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C. Gounod sets stanzas 1-4
F. d'Erlanger sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed with Victor Hugo, Œuvres complètes, Volume 1, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Editions gallimard, 1964, page 876.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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