The duet is frequently used in advertisements and films  and is popular as a concert piece. The duet's time signature is 6 8 ; its key is B major , except for the part " Mais, je ne sais " until " le lotus bleus ," which is in G major.
The final reprise is in the original key and tempo. A performance takes about six minutes.
Thick dome of jasmine Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine, Blends with the rose, That blends with the rose, Bank in bloom, fresh morning, On the flowering bank, laughing in the morning, Call us together.
Come, let us drift down together.
Let's glide along Let us gently glide along; For its enchanting flow The fleeing current; Let us follow the fleeing current; On the rippling surface, On the rippling surface, With a nonchalant hand, With a nonchalant hand, Let's go to the shore, Come, let's go to the shore Where the bird sings, Where the spring sleeps. And the bird, the bird sings. Thick dome, white jasmine, Under the dense canopy, Under the white jasmine, Call us together! Let's drift down together!
But, an eerie feeling of distress overcomes me.
When my father goes into their accursed city I tremble, I tremble with fright! In order for him to be protected by Ganesh To the pond where joyfully play The snow-winged swans Let us pick blue lotuses.
Yes, near the swans with wings of snow, And pick blue lotuses. Thick dome, white jasmine, Under the dense canopy, Under the white jasmine, Together call us! Come, and join we their meeting.
Where warble the birds sprightly. Come and join we their meeting! But, why my heart's swift terror invested, Doth not yet appear, When my father 'lone goes to your city detested, I tremble, I tremble with fear.
May the god, Ganesa, keep him from dangers, Till he arrives at the pool just in view, Where wild swans, those snowy wing'd strangers, Come to devour the lotus blue. Yes, where the wild swans, those snowy wing'd strangers, Come to feed on lotus blue.
Delibes - Flower duet from Lakme (with sheet music)
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