Je suis encore tout étourdie

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Jules Massenet




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Manon Lescaut





Previous scene: Voyez cette jeune fille
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Je suis encor tout étourdie,
je suis encor tout engourdie!
Ah! mon cousin ! Excusez-moi!
Excusez un moment d'émoi!
Je suis encor tout étourdie!
Pardonnez à mon bavardage,
j'en suis à mon premier voyage!
Le coche s'éloignait à peine,
que j'admirais de tous mes yeux,
les hameaux, les grands bois, la plaine,
les voyageurs jeunes et vieux.
Ah! mon cousin, excusez-moi,
c'est mon premier voyage!
Je regardais fuir, curieuse,
les arbres frissonnant au vent!
Et j'oubliais toute joyeuse,
que je partais pour le couvent!
Devant tant de choses nouvelles,
ne riez pas, si je vous dis
que je croyais avoir des ailes
et m'envoler en paradis!
Oui, mon cousin!
Puis, j'eus un moment de tristesse,
je pleurais, je ne sais pourquoi.
L'instant d'après, je le confesse,
je riais, ah, ah, ah, etc.
Je riais, mais sans savoir pourquoi!
Ah, mon cousin, excusez-moi,
ah, mon cousin, pardon!
Je suis encor tout étourdie, etc.

English Libretto or Translation:

I'm still completely dizzy,
I feel numb all over!
Cousin, forgive me!
Excuse an emotional moment!
I'm still totally dizzy!
Please forgive my chattering,
this is the first trip I've ever taken!
The coach had scarcely started to move
when I opened my eyes wide watching
the little villages, the forest, the plain,
the passengers, both young and old.
Cousin, forgive me,
it's the first time I've travelled!
Attentively I saw the trees rush by,
trembling in the wind.
And overwhelmed with delight
I was forgetting that I was leaving for the convent!
Faced with so many new things,
don't laugh when I tell you
that I thought I had wings
and was flying to paradise!
Yes, cousin!
Then, I felt a moment of sadness,
I cried, I don't know what about.
Then the very next minute, I confess
I was laughing, ha, ha, ha, etc.
I was laughing, but without knowing why!
Cousin, excuse me,
cousin, forgive me!
I'm still completely dizzy, etc.

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