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L'Enfant et la Mère

Language: French

Oh! ma mère, entends cette voix 
Qui chante et doucement m'attire.
Dors, mon enfant, dors; dans les bois
C'est le rossignol qui soupire. 
Oh! comme l'air est embaumé. 
Dis, ma mère, en sais-tu la cause?
Dors, dors, mon enfant bien aimé, 
Dors: c'est la parfum de la rose.
Ma mère, vois-tu cet enfant 
Aux yeux bleus, aux ailes dorées? 
Dors, mon fils, des feux du couchant
Tu vois les vitres éclairées. 
Ma mère, il descend; qu'il est beau!
Il me sourit, je vais le suivre; 
Et retombant dans son berceau,
L'enfant avait cessé de vivre.



Submitted by John Versmoren

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