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Tes yeux bleus comme deux bluets me suivaient dans l'herbe fanée Et près du lac aux joncs fluets où la brise désordonnée Venait danser des menuets! Chère ange, tu diminuais Les ombres de ma destinée Lorsque vers moi tu remuais Tes yex bleus! Mes spleens tu les atténuais Et ma vie était moins damnée A cette époque fortunée Où dans l'âme à frissons muets Tendrement tu m'insinuais Tes yeux bleus.
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- by Maurice Rollinat (1846 - 1903), "Les yeux bleus", written 1883, appears in Les névroses, in 1. Les âmes, no. 21, Paris, Éd. Charpentier, first published 1883 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 - 1894), "Tes yeux bleus", 1884? [voice and piano or orchestra] [ sung text verified 1 time]
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Line count: 15
Word count: 70
Your eyes, as blue as two cornflowers, Followed me through the wilted grass, And up to to the lake of slender bulrushes, Where a disorderly breeze Came to dance some menuets. Dear angel, you weakened The shadows hanging over my destiny When upon me your Blue eyes rested. You eased my melancholy feelings And my life was less cursed At that fortunate time Where, into my soul, to mute shivering, You tenderly introduced Your blue eyes!
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "Tes yeux bleus" = "Your blue eyes"
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- a text in French (Français) by Maurice Rollinat (1846 - 1903), "Les yeux bleus", written 1883, appears in Les névroses, in 1. Les âmes, no. 21, Paris, Éd. Charpentier, first published 1883
This text was added to the website: 2017-08-12
Line count: 15
Word count: 76