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Que fait!

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Que ton âme soit blanche ou noire,
Que fait ? Ta peau de jeune ivoire
Est rose et blanche et jaune un peu.
Elle sent bon, ta chair, perverse
Ou non, que fait ? puisqu'elle berce
La mienne de chair, nom de Dieu !

Elle la berce, ma chair folle,
Ta folle de chair, ma parole
La plus sacrée ! -- et que donc bien !
Et la mienne, grâce à la tienne,
Quelque réserve qui la tienne,
Elle s'en donne, nom d'un chien !

Quant à nos âmes, dis, Madame,
Tu sais, mon âme et puis ton âme,
Nous en moquons-nous ? Que non pas !
Seulement nous sommes au monde.
Ici-bas, sur la terre ronde,
Et non au ciel, mais ici-bas.

Or, ici-bas, faut qu'on profite
Du plaisir qui passe si vite
Et du bonheur de se pâmer,
Aimons, ma petite méchante,
Telle l'eau va, tel l'oiseau chante,
Et tels, nous ne devons qu'aimer.


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: 2012-02-07.

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