C'était un p'tit bonheur que j'avais ramassé
Il était tout en pleurs sur le bord du fossé
Quand il m'a vu passé, il s'est mis à crier
"Monsieur, ramassez-moi, chez vous emmenez-moi!"

Mes frères m'ont oublié
Je suis tombé, je suis malade
Si vous n'me cueillez point,
Je vais mourir, quelle balade
Je me ferai petit, tendre et soumis, je vous le jure!
Monsieur, je vous en prie
Délivrez-moi de ma torture

J'ai pris le p'tit bonheur, j'l'ai mis sous mes haillons
J'ai dit "faut pas qu'y meure, viens t'en dans ma maison!"
Alors le p'tit bonheur, y'a fait sa guérison
Sur le bord de mon coeur, y'avait une chanson

Mes jours, mes nuits, mon mal
Mon deuil, mes peines, tout fut oublié
Ma vie de désoeuvré
J'avais dégoût d'la r'commencer
Quand il pleuvait dehors
Ou qu'mes amis m'faisaient d'la peine
J'prenais mon p'tit bonheur
Et j'lui disait "C'est toi ma reine"

Mon bonheur a fleuri, il a fait des bourgeons
C'était le paradis, ça s'voyait sur mon front
Par un matin joli que j'sifflais ce refrain
Mon bonheur est parti sans me donner la main

J'ai eu beau le supplier, le cajoler, lui faire des scènes
Lui montrer le grand trou
Qu'il me faisait au fond du coeur
Il s'en allait toujours la tête haute rejoindre son père
Comme s'il ne pouvait plus
Voir le soleil dans ma demeure

J'ai bien pensé mourir de chagrin et d'ennui
J'avais chassé la vie
C'était toujours la nuit
Il me reste l'ennui
Il me reste le mépris
Enfin, j'me suis dit...
Il me reste la vie!

Aujourd'hui quand je vois une fontaine ou une fille
Je fais un grand détour ou bien je me ferme les yeux
Je fais un grand détour ou bien je me ferme les yeux

Je fais un grand détour ou bien je me ferme les yeux
Je fais un grand détour ou bien je me ferme les yeux
Je fais un grand détoooooooooooour...
Ou bien je me ferme les yeux!

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