Translation © by Stephen Jackson

Pour la jolie fiancée
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Quand elle te dira d’une voix inquiéte 
m’aime t-il bien, 
dis moi gentille pâquerette 
Oracle des amours
Si sa main tremble alors
Si son coeur bat plus vite 
En effeuillant ta fleur 
responds lui Marguerite
Il t’aimera toujours

Notes (provided by Stephen Jackson):
The text is provided with almost no punctuation in the score.
Line 3: "pâquerette" appears without the accent circonflexe in the Bibliothèque nationale de France edition of the score.
Line 8: "Marguerite" - Also a common nickname for "daisy", here anthropomorphized.


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Stephen Jackson) , title 1: "For the pretty bride", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Stephen Jackson

This text was added to the website: 2016-12-23
Line count: 9
Word count: 38

For the pretty bride
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
When she says to you in a worried voice
“Does he love me well?
tell me, sweet daisy,
Oracle of love.”
If her hand is shaking so
If her heart beats faster,
Plucking your flower, 
tell her, Marguerite,
“He will always love you.”

Note: the original score has almost no punctuation, but we have added some for the sake of clarity.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-23
Line count: 9
Word count: 43