le feu : jolis poissons rouges Endormait le chat fermé Si, par mégarde, je bouge Le chat peut se transformer. Il ne faut jamais que cesse Le rouet des vielles tours ; Car se changer en princesse Est le moindre de ses tours.
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- by Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963), "Chat", appears in Vocabulaire, in Le Mirliton d'Irène, no. 3, Paris, Éd. de la Sirène, first published 1922 [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 Henri Cliquet-Pleyel (1894 - 1963), "Chat", 1922, published 1925 [ medium voice and piano ], from Le Mirliton d'Irène, no. 3, Paris, Éd. B. Roudanez [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Desprechins , "Chat", op. 24 no. 3 (1944), published 1948 [ medium voice and piano ], from Le Mirliton d'Irène, no. 3, Edition Cnudde, Gand (Belgique) [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Guy Sacre (b. 1948), "Chat", 1978-82, published 1990 [ voice and piano ], from 6 Poèmes de "Vocabulaire", no. 3, Paris, Durand [sung text checked 1 time]
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