Sung Text

8.557494 MARTINU: Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano

English | French


Track 22 - English Version
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Once there was a little cat, miaow!
who listened to neither Mum nor Dad.
One day, in his cup of milk, miaow!
he saw a fly drinking.
The little cat tried to catch it, miaow!
but the fly flew away.
There she is on a chair, miaow!
the little cat quickly climbed on it too.
She flew on to the bed, miaow!
and the little cat quickly jumped up there.
She flew off out of the window, miaow!
and the little cat quickly leapt out!
But while she flew off, miaow!
the little cat fell down into the yard!
He fell from very, very high, miaow!
but luckily into a bucket of water!
He climbed out, shivering, miaow!
but now he listens to his Mum!


Track 22 - French Version
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“Le petit chat” [The Little Cat] (L. Xaurof)
Il était un petit chat. Miaou!
qui n’écoutait maman ni papa.
Un jour dans sa tasse du lait. Miaou!
il vit une mouche qui buvait.
Le petit chat veut l’attraper. Miaou!
mais la mouche s’est mise à voler.
Sur une chaise la voici. Miaou!
le petit chat, vite, y grimp’ aussi.
Elle vole sur le lit. Miaou!
et le petit chat, vite, y bondit!
Par la fenêtre elle s’envola. Miaou!
et le petit chat, vite, y sauta!
Mais tandis quelle s’envolait. Miaou!
le petit chat dans la cour tombait!
Il tomba de très, très haut. Miaou!
mais heureusement dans un baquet d’eau!
Il en sortit frissonnant. Miaou!
Mais maintenant écoute sa maman!