by Georges Toupin ( flourished 1939? )
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Poupée valsante
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Petite poupée valsant si gentiment,
Ah! reviens nous charmer.

Ton regard câlin, regard ensorceleur,
éveille en nous l'amour.

Reviens pour nous éblouir de l'or de tes cheveux,
Ah! reviens nous charmer,
Ah! tu ravis les coeurs.
Ta fraîcheur exquise comble tous nos voeux.

Petite poupée valsant...

Au rythme berceur et tendre,
Oui tu saura bien nous prendre,
Par ton rire enjoleur,
Tu ravis tous les coeurs.

Petite poupée valsant...


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Dancing doll", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2020-03-16
Line count: 14
Word count: 69

Dancing doll
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Little doll dancing so gently,
Ah! come back to charm us.

Your affectionate, enchanting expression
Awakens love within us.

Come back to dazzle us with the gold of your hair,
Ah! come back to charm us,
Ah! you thrill our hearts.
Your exquisite freshness fulfills all our wishes.

Little doll dancing…

With the soothing and tender rhythm,
Indeed you know well how to captivate us,
With your charming laugh
You thrill all our hearts.

Little doll dancing...


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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-17
Line count: 14
Word count: 77