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Réveillez-vous


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Four French Folk Songs


Réveillez-vous

Réveillez-vous, belle endormie,
Réveillez-vous, car il est jour.
Mettez la tête à la fenêtre,
Vous entendrez parler de nous.
La belle a mis le pied à terre,
Tout doucement s'en est allée,
D'une main elle ouvre la porte :
Entrez galant, si vous m'aimez.
Mais la belle s'est endormie
Entre les bras de son amant
Et celui-ci qui la regarde,
En lui voyant ces yeux mourants.
Que les étoiles sont brillantes
Et le soleil est éclatant,
Mais les beaux yeux de ma maîtresse
En sont encore les plus charmants.

Awaken

Awaken, you sleeping beauty,
Awaken, for day has dawned,
Lean out of the window,
You will hear folk speak of us.
The beautiful girl has arisen,
She moved very quietly
To open the door with her hand;
Enter, my gallant, if you love me!
But the beautiful girl has fallen asleep
In the arms of her lover,
Who looks at her
With dying eyes.
How brightly the stars glitter,
How glaringly the sun beats down,
But the beautiful eyes of my mistress
Are still more alluring.

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