Aubade (A. Jacques / Malherbe) - Original version

Morning song

Year of composition
François de Malherbe (1555-1628)
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Classical music
Voice + guitar
Instrumental parts

Literal translation (AJ):

1. Quick get up, o marvel among beauties, Let’s go and see on the new grass Shine an enamel of which the living picture Forbids art to imitate nature!

2. The air is full of the scent of roses, All the winds keep their mouth closed, And the sun seems to emerge from the waters For some love affair more than shine on the world.

3. All things concur to delights, Dress yourself in laughing mood, The deep cares where our wrinkles come from, Belong to other years than yours.

4. It’s here that Love is at ease, Where he jumps, where he dances, where he kisses, And tramples down the servile constraints Of so many laws that hinder him in cities.

Coda: Come! it’s here that Love is at ease!

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