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Dansons la gigue!

Language: French (Français)

   Dansons la gigue!

 J'aimais surtout ses jolis yeux
 Plus clairs que l'étoile des cieux,
 J'aimais ses yeux malicieux.

   Dansons la gigue!

 Elle avait des façons vraiment
 De désoler un pauvre amant,
 Que c'en était vraiment charmant!

   Dansons la gigue!

 Mais je trouve encore meilleur
 Le baiser de sa bouche en fleur
 Depuis qu'elle est morte à mon coeur.

   Dansons la gigue!

 Je me souviens, je me souviens
 Des heures et des entretiens,
 Et c'est le meilleur de mes biens.

   Dansons la gigue!


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Let's dance the gig

Language: English after the French (Français)

Let's dance the jig!

O most I loved her pretty eyes
More clear than starlight of the skies.
I loved her eyes where malice lies.

Let's dance the jig!

She had some ways most well designed
To desolate a lover's mind
Which was of her so very kind.

Let's dance the jig!

But now I prove much better this 
Eke of her blossom mouth the kiss
Since when she's dead to me I wis.

Let's dance the jig!

I do remember vividly 
The hours and all our colloquy
And that's the best thing left to me.

Let's dance the jig!


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), subtitle: "Soho", appears in Romances sans paroles, in Aquarelles, in 3. Streets, no. 1, first published 1874 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jean Barraud, Jacques Beers, Maxime Belliard, Paul Bonneau, Charles Bordes, John Alden Carpenter, Albert De Klerk, Bernard Foccroulle, Paul Goldschmidt, Robert Herberigs, B. Janovskij, Paul Ladmirault, Robert Legrand, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, René-Jean Matter, Lucien Mawet, René Mottart, Bernard Panouillot, Casimir von Pászthory, Roger Pénau, signe Roger-Pénau, Irena Regina Poldowski, née Wieniawski, André Renault, Jeanine Rueff, Victor Serventi, Augustin Smet, dit Gustave Smet, Marcel Stern, Jean.-P. Strauwen, Richard Sturzenegger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Marjo Tal, Paul Tortelier. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2012-09-12 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
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