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Chanson pour le petit cheval

Language: French

Petit cheval, qui m'es si cher, va promptement!
Mon pauvre coeur est dévoré par l'inquiétude:
J'aime une belle qui m'attend sous la chênaie
Si trop je tarde elle entrera dans un couvent!
Petit cheval, jamais lassé, toujours ardent!
Tel un éclair, franchis fossés, franchis fondrières!
Mors écumant, mets aux rochers des étincelles!
Fais-moi revoir Celle qui pense à moi souvent!
Petit cheval, je te promets bonne provende!
Hâte-toi donc! hâte-toi donc!
Au fond du val est sa chaumière,
Et je pressens que mon retard la fait mourir!
Petit cheval, n'arrive pas jusqu'à sa porte!
Un glas lointain à mon oreille a retenti
Retournons-nous, pour fuir ce glas!
Ma mie! ma mie! ma mie est morte!

Submitted by Ted Perry


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