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Chanson pour faire danser en rond les petits enfants

Victor Marie Hugo 1802 (Besançon) – 1885 (Paris)

Grand bal sous le tamarin.
On danse et l'on tambourine.
Tout bas parlent, sans chagrin,
Mathurin à Mathurine,
Mathurine à Mathurin.

C'est le soir, quel joyeux train !
Chantons à pleine poitrine
Au bal plutôt qu'au lutrin.
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

Découpe comme au burin,
L'arbre, au bord de l'eau marine,
Est noir sur le ciel serein.
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

Dans le bois rôde Isengrin.
Le magister endoctrine
Un moineau pillant le grain.
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

Broutant l'herbe brin à brin,
Le lièvre a dans la narine
L'appétit du romarin,
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

Sous l'ormeau le pèlerin
Demande à la pèlerine
Un baiser pour un quatrain.
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

Derrière un pli de terrain,
Nous entendons la clarine
Du cheval d'un voiturin.
Mathurin a Mathurine,
Mathurine a Mathurin.

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Victor Marie Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon. more…

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