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Berceuse

Language: French

Enfant, si tu dors,
Les anges alors
T'apporteront mille choses:
Des petits oiseaux,
Des petits agneaux,
Des lys, des lilas, et des roses,

Puis, des lapins blancs,
Avec des rubans
Pour traîner [ta]1 voiture;
Ils te donneront
Tout ce qu'ils auront,
Et des baisers, je t'assure!

Enfant, dors à mes accords,
Dors, mon petit enfant,
Dors!  Dors, petit enfant!

J'entend l'éléphant 
du grand Mogol, il s'avance,
Portant sur son dos
Deux palanquins clos
Que lentement il balance!

Dans les palanquins sont des [lapins blancs]2
Qui vont traîner ta voiture . . . 
Tu n'entends pas mon murmure,
Enfant, dors à mes accords,
Dors, mon petit enfant, dors!



Translation(s): ENG

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Note: Radoux uses the spelling "lis" instead of "lys"
1 Radoux: "loin ta"
2 Radoux: "blanc lapins"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Cradle song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-12.

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