Quatre mélodies

by Pierre Capdevielle (1906 - 1969)

1. Je n'ai pas oublié [sung text not yet checked]

Je n'ai pas oublié, voisine de la ville,
Notre blanche maison, petite mais tranquille,
Sa Pomone de plâtre et sa vieille Vénus
Dans un bosquet chétif cachant leurs membres nus ;
— Et le soleil, le soir, ruisselant et superbe,
Qui, derrière la vitre où se brisait sa gerbe,
Semblait, grand œil ouvert dans le ciel curieux,
Contempler nos dîners longs et silencieux,
[Et versait]1 largement ses beaux reflets de cierge
Sur la nappe frugale et les rideaux de serge.

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  • ENG English (Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit) , copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Yo no he olvidado", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal, Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857, in Spleen et Idéal, pages 162-163. Note: this was number 70 under Spleen et Idéal in the first edition of Les Fleurs du mal but number 99 or 123 under Tableaux parisiens in subsequent editions.

1 1861 and 1868 editions: "Répandant"

Research team for this text: Juan Henríquez Concepción , Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit [Guest Editor]

2. Le beau visage 

Du fait de ta splendeur à eux inaccessible
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3. Iris d'Irlande 

Ma pauvre aimée, mon pâle iris d'Irlande
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4. Chant pour la nuit 

Lorsque je te perdrai un jour
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