Au dieu d'Amour une pucelle Offrit un jour une chandelle, Pour en obtenir un amant. Le dieu sourit de sa demande Et lui dit: Belle en attendant Servez-vous toujours de l'offrande.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author ( 17th cent. )  [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 Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963), "L'offrande", FP. 42, from Chansons gaillardes, no. 6 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Die Opfergabe", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ENG ; composed by Gary Bachlund.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Simon Chalifoux) , "The offering", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Matthias Fletzberger
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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