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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...
- by Georges Toupin ( flourished 1939? ) [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 Frank La Forge (1879 - 1953) and by Eduard Poldini (1869 - 1957), "Poupée valsante", published 1939, copyright © 1939 [ high voice and piano ], New York: Carl Fischer [sung text checked 1 time]
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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
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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...
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2020 by Garrett Medlock, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2020-03-17
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Word count: 77