Translation © by Enrico Magnani

Language: French (Français)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER ITA
Un jour de printemps,
Tout le long d'un verger
Colin va chantant,
Pour ses maux soulager :
Ma bergère, ma bergère,
tra la la la la la la la la
Ma bergère, laisse-moi 
Prendre un tendre baiser !

La belle, à l'instant
Répond à son berger:
»Tu veux, en chantant
Un baiser dérober?...
Non Colin, non Colin,
Tra la la la la la la la la
Tu voudrais, en chantant 
Prendre un tendre baiser
Non, Colin, ne le prends pas,
Je vais te le donner.

Note: some sources erroneously list the author of the text as "Charles Regnard"

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Pastorale", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 85

Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the French (Français) 
Un giorno di primavera,
lungo un frutteto
Colin se ne va cantando,
per alleviare i suoi mali:
Mia pastorella, mia pastorella,
tra la la la la la la la la
mia pastorella lasciami 
rubare un tenero bacio!
La bella, subito,
risponde al suo pastore:
"Tu vorresti, cantando,
rubarmi un bacio?...
No Colin, no Colin,
Tra la la la la la la la la
Tu vorresti, cantando, 
rubarmi un tenero bacio
No, no, no, no Colin, non lo ruberai,
io te lo darò...


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This text was added to the website: 2007-10-27
Line count: 18
Word count: 82