by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

L'alouette et le vieux hibou
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
À la jeune et vive l'alouette
Ainsi parlait un vieux hibou:
Je viens de perdre ma chouette;
Hou-ou! hou-ou!

Veux-tu devenir mon amante?
Je t'offre ma patte et mon trou,
J'ai l'oeil tendre et la voix charmante;
Hou-ou! hou-ou!

Nous aurons d'un hymen prospère,
Ce que nous prédit le coucou,
Des enfants gais comme leur père,
Hou-ou! hou-ou!

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "The lark and the old owl", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Die Lerche und der alte Uhu", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 58