The song is also known as "L'orage" (The Rainstorm) or "L'hospitalité" (Hospitality).


*The larch is a type of tree - its wood was used for torches.

This song comes from the operetta "Laure et Pétrarque" (now lost?) written in 1780 by Philippe Fabre d'Églantine (1750 -1794). The music is by violinist Louis-Victor Simon (1764-1820).



Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for singing the 1st three verses of this song for Mama Lisa's World.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating (with Lisa) this song!

Merci beaucoup!