by Anna Eristoff, Princess (1893 - 1960)

Passepied
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ah...
Voyez-vous toute en dentelles,
En soie blanche, belle, belle,
La marquise jeune et frêle
Qui s’avance?

Sa petite jambe fine
Et sa tête si mutine,
Si exquise, si câline,
Danse, danse.

C’est la danse qui s’enchaîne
Et si lentement l’entraîne,
En tenant sa belle traîne
Danse, danse.

Violons et clarinettes,
Cette musique exquise, coquette,
Pour nos jours, hélas, simplette,
Cette danse.

Ah...

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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Passepied", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-02-26
Line count: 18
Word count: 63