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La chanson de l'abeille

Language: French

Sur les fleurs voltige une abeille
Ne sachant laquelle choisir,
Mais l'amour de loin la surveille;
   Amour, viens la saisir.

Tout à coup gronde une tempête,
L'abeille au-dessus du torrent
Est entraînée; amour arrête,
   Amour, soit prudent!

L'orage cesse, le ciel brille
Moins volage dans son désir,
L'abeille accourt sous la charmille
   Amour, viens la saisir.


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

Text added to the website: 2008-05-02.

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