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Language: French (Fran├žais)

Les oiseaux d'alentour 
chantent dans ce bocage, 
et je connois à leur ramage 
que rien ne manque plus 
au bonheur de leurs feux. 
Ils goûtent avant moi 
les fruits de la constance; 
Peut-être mieux traités, 
sont-ils plus amoureux.

Translation(s): GER ENG

Submitted by Scott Mello


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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Rezitativ", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Recitative", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-18.

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