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Amis, vive l'orgie !

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Amis, vive l'orgie !
J'aime la folle nuit
Et la nappe rougie
Et les chants et le bruit,
Les dames peu sévères ,
Les cavaliers joyeux,
Le vin dans tous les verres,
L'amour dans tous les yeux !

  La tombe est noire,
  Les ans sont courts.
  Il faut, sans croire
  Aux sots discours,
  Très-souvent boire,
  Aimer toujours ! 

Dans la douce Italie 
Qu'éclaire un si doux ciel, 
Tout est joie et folie, 
Tout est nectar et miel.
Ayons donc à nos fêtes
Les fleurs et les beautés,
La rose sur nos têtes,
La femme à nos côtés !

Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "Hurrah for the orgy, my friend!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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