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108 DRAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION
Refrain : Combien je regrette, etc.
Comme vous, maman, faut-il faire ? — Eh ! mes petits-enfants, pourquoi, Quand j'ai fait comme ma grand 'mere, Ne feriez-vous pas comme moi ?
Refrain : Combien je regrette, etc.
In interpreting the song you will lay stress on the different characterizations of each re­frain.
The refrain in each verse is repeated.
In the first verse you sing the refrain gaily.
In the second verse, the first part of the refrain is sung with some melancholy; speak the second part, the repetition of the refrain, but sing again the last line: Et le temps perdu!
In the third verse sing the whole refrain; the first part mischievously, in the repetition accentuate the "regret" jovially.
In the fourth verse, speak the whole refrain with a comic bitterness, but observe well the rhythm.
In the fifth verse you will speak the first part with a certain mockery, and sing the second part.








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