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La chose la plus folle

Language: French (Français)

La chose la plus folle
Sans peine arrivera,
La plus vaine parole
Soudain s'accomplira :
Mais jamais mon Isaure,
 Tra deri dera,
La belle que j'adore,
 Ne me trahira.

La Seine vagabonde
A Pékin coulera,
Et tout à coup son onde
En vin se changera ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Le feu sans étincelles,
Sans flammes, brûlera ;
Le Temps perdra ses ailes,
Et Dieu l‘arrêtera ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Ma tante Marguerite
D'amour se marira,
Un chanoine hypocrite
Un vrai saint deviendra
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Une vieille coquette
Sans rouge sortira ;
Sans faire de toilette
Au bal elle viendra ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Grégoire le poëte
Sans peine rimera,
Et d'un éloge honnête
Il se contentera ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Sans fleurs et sans orages
Le printemps passera ;
Sans pleurs et sans nuages
Jeune fille aimera ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Sans amour, sans courage,
Guerrîer triophera ;
Sans prière et présage
Marin s‘embarquera ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Une semaine entière
Un chantre jeûnera ;
A la cour, en litière,
Un sauvage viendra.
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

Un singe à la grand'messe
Avec ferveur prîra ;
D'une sainte promesse
Un roi se souviendra ;
Mais jamais mon Isaure, etc.

La chose la plus folle
sans peine arrivera ;
La plus vaine parole
Soudain s‘accomplira.
Mais jamais mon Isaure.
 Tra deri dera,
La belle que j‘adore,
 Ne me trahira.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Poésies complètes / Madame Emile de Girardin (Delphine Gay), Librairie nouvelle (Paris), 1856, pages 356-358

Submitted by 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)

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