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La rosée/ S'envole et remonte aux cieux

Language: French (Français)

  La rosée
S'envole et remonte aux cieux
Quand le soleil radieux
  L'a baisée.
Ainsi les pleurs de mes yeux
S'évaporent, quand tu veux,
  [La]1 rosée.

Ton doux chant sous la ramée
Semble la voix enrhumée
  De Guignol,
Lorsque de ma bien-aimée
Chante la voix parfumée,

S'en revient quand le printemps
A chassé les noirs autans
  À coups d'aile.
Ainsi tes ris éclatants
Ramènent de mes vingt ans

  Mes amours
Sont comme un vin qui détone
Et fait craquer de l'automne
  Le velours.
Et je chante, et je festonne,
Et je ris, lorsque j'entonne
  Mes amours.

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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Confirmed with Les caresses, Nouvelle Édition, Paris, G. Charpentier, [no date], pages 84-85.

1 Vierne: "En"

Submitted by Corinne Orde


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 (Corinne Orde) , "Dainty roundels", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Rondeaux graziosi", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-13 00:45:16

Line count: 28
Word count: 100

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Rondeaux graziosi

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the French (Français)

La rugiada
S'invola e risale al cielo
Quando il sole radioso
L'ha baciata
Così le lacrime dai miei occhi
Evaporano, quando tu vuoi,
La rugiada.

Il tuo dolce canto sotto la rami
Sembra la voce arrocchita
Del pagliaccio.
Quando canta la voce profumata
Della mia amata,

La rondine
Se ne ritorna quando la primavera
Ha cacciato i bui giorni passati
A colpi d'ala.
Così il tuo riso scintillante
Mi riporta ai miei vent'anni
La rondine.

Miei amori
Come un vino che va a male
E che fa scricchiolare il velluto
E io canto, e io vago ebbro,
E io rido, quando intono il canto
Dei miei amori.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Jean Richepin (1849 - 1926), "Rondeaux mignons", written 1877, appears in Les Caresses, in 2. Thermidor, no. 6, Paris, Éd. M. Dreyfous, first published 1882 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Camille Erlanger, Ange Flégier, Louis Vierne. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:19

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Word count: 110