4. La Coquette nous trahit

From Les femmes, IAC 5

André Campra
A major
Vivement et mesuré

French text

English translation

La Coquette nous trahit,
The coquette betrays us,
La Prude nous désespère,
The prude drives us to despair,
Et la Jalouse en colère,
And the angry, jealous woman
Irrite qui la chérit.
Irritates him who cherishes her.
La Belle est capricieuse,
The beauty is capricious;
La Savante audacieuse,
The bold woman of learning
Tyrannise qui la suit.
Tyrannises him who follows her.
L’Indolente est ennuyeuse,
The indolent woman is tedious:
Ses insipides langueurs
Her insipid languors
Ne font qu’endormir nos cœurs.
Only put our hearts to sleep.


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