"Vous qui faites l'endormie," Mephistopheles's aria from Gounod's Faust. Mephistopheles sings a mocking serenade outside Marguerite's house.

Vous qui faites l'endormieYou who pretend to be asleep,
N'entendez-vous pas,do you not hear,
O Catherine, ma mie,O Catherine, my sweetheart,
Ma voix et mes pas? ...my voice and my footsteps?
Ainsi ton galant t'appelle,Thus your suitor calls you,
Et ton cœur l'en croit! ...and your heart trusts him!
N'ouvre la porte, ma belle,Don't open the door, my beauty,
Que la bague au doigt.until the ring is on your finger.
Catherine que j'adore,Catherine whom I adore,
Pourquoi refuserwhy refuse
A l'amant qui vous imploreto the lover who implores you
Un si doux baiser?such a sweet kiss?
Ainsi ton galant supplieThus your suitor beseeches you
Et ton cœur l'en croit! ...and your heart trusts him!
Ne donne un baiser, ma mie,Don't give a kiss, my sweetheart,
Que la bague au doigt! ... until the ring is on your finger!

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