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L'Oiseau des Îles (2003)

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L'Oiseau des Îles

Comme il partait à l’aventure un oiseau des îles
me dit deux ou trois mots dans son langage
avec l’accent le plus bizzare qu’il y ait eu en fait d’amour

Tropical birds

As he set out at random
a tropical bird spoke
two or three words to me
in its own language
in the most bizarre accent
that ever existed in matters of love


Marcelle Germaine Tailleferre was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six.

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