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Sérénade d'hiver

Language: French (Français)

Nous venons pour chanter, Madame,
La Sérénade en votre honneur :
Puissions-nous avoir le bonheur
Que la chanson plaise à votre âme.

Toutes les portes nous sont closes,
Que l'âme du moins s'ouvre à nous,
Qui ne demandons à genoux
Qu'un sourire à vos lèvres roses.

Il vente, il fait froid, mais qu'importe
Si votre visage vermeil
Nous jette un rayon de soleil
Qui nous réchauffe à votre porte.

Du printemps la lumière aimante
Rit chez vous en toute saison,
Et, Madame, en votre maison
Tous les jours le rossignol chante.

Maintenant voulez-vous connaître
Qui sont ces gens masqués de noir
Vous venant dire le bonsoir
Et chanter sous votre fenêtre ?

Daignez apprendre qui nous sommes :
Nos yeux sont cachés sous des loups,
C'est pour mieux rire des jaloux
Mais nous sommes des gentils hommes,

Pleins d'honneur et de courtoisie,
Gardant deux amours en nos coeurs,
Les Dames et la poésie,
Les Dames et la poésie.

Submitted by Auditorium du Louvre


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-10-27 17:30:19

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Word count: 158

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