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J'ai couru tous ces bocages

Language: French (Français)

J'ai couru tous ces bocages,
Ces prés, ces monts, ces rivages ;
Mais je n'ai trouvé pourtant
Celle que j'ai poursuivie :
Hélas ! qui me l'a ravie,
La Nymphe, que j'aimois tant ?

Pastourelles joliettes,
Qui de vos voix déliettes,
Vos ardeurs allez chantant,
Selon q'amour vous convie,
Dites, qui me l'a ravie,
La Nymphe que j'aimois tant ?

Ah ! c'en est fait, c'est fait d'elle :
Un Dieu, la voyant si belle,
Parmi ces bois l'écartant,
Epris d'amoureuse envie,
Au Ciel me l'aura ravie,
La Nymphe que j'aimois tant.

Adieu, forêts désolés ;
Adieu, monts, adieu, vallées ;
Adieu, je vous vais quittant : 
Puis-je plus rester en vie,
Puisque l'on me l'a ravie,
La Nymphe que j'aimois tant ?

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Confirmed with Annales Poétiques, depuis l'origine de la Poésie françoise. Tome XIII, Paris, chez les Editeurs, rue Saint-Nicaise, vis-à-vis le Magalin de l'Opéra; et chez Delalain l'aîné, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, 1779, pages 61-62.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2013-07-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:16

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