I have further discovered that the song is is possibly titled 'mon acadie' and is considered the unofficial Acadian anthem. Doiron writes in both official languages. He was voted Acadian Artist of the Year in Please try that, and if you are still having difficulty in a few hours, post here and someone will point you to 'em. Best wishes. Was reading the wrong request. History and many other versions here. Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer? It's essentially a house party song, asking "Good man, can you play an instrument?
Well, you're not so damn great and you don't run the show around here! For over thirty years I have played the concertina without using it for singing accompaniment. I may just have a go at this one. Thank you for your quick response and message Al. In general, if you're requesting lyrics, chords, etc. Requests that are piggybacked onto threads about other songs are often not noticed by the people who can answer them.
The lyrics are in the DT. Can anyone supply the French lyrics? I'd also be interested in details of how the song came to be translated, and how it reached Summers, a Virginian I think dulcimer player and singer in the Dyer-Bennett style, then living in New York.
Que maudit soit la guerre ou le roi m'a mande je veux aller en france, ou le roi m'a mande mis la main sur la bride, le pied dans l'etrier je partis sain et sauf et j'en revins blesse de trois grands coups de lance qu'un Anglais m'a donne la premiere a mon epaule et l'autre a mon cote La troisieme a la mamelle, l'on dit que j'en mourrais le beau prince d'Orange est mort et entere l'ai vu porte en terre par quatre cordelliers Malicorne did a great version of this one.
Amazing harmonies! Also really good was the 'tristes noces, but it's as long as a very long child ballad, so I thought I'd leave that one out. The melody is mournful, longing but beautiful.
Should you wish a translation, please let me know. Perrine Etait Servante Perrine etait servante Perrine etait servante Chez monsieur notr' cure Diga-doma-dohn-daine Chez monsieur notr' cure Diga-doma-dohn dai! Son amant vent la voire, Un soir apres souper PErrine, ma Perrine, Je voudrais bien te biser Oh, grand nigaud, qu't'es bete Ca se fait sans se demander! Voila M. Ou je vais t'y bien me cacher?
Cache-toi dedans la huche! Il ne saurait point t'y trouver! Il y restait six semaines On l'avait oublie! Au bot des six semaines Les rats l'avaient bouffe On fit creuser son crane Pour faire un benitie On fit monter ses jambes Pour faire un chandelier! A very sad tale of an amorous young man who was interrupted in courting the Cure's servant girl by the return of the Cure, and was hidden in the bread-cupboard where he was forgotten for six weeks, by which time the rats had eaten him up.
They made a holy water bowl from his skull and a chandelier from his leg bones. A Click to play. Anyway, here's a naughty chanson a repondre which might be the one requested in another thread.
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I'll post it here where it belongs and link to it from the other place. I'm not sure about the word "pignouf". It's the only one I can find in the dictionary which seems to fit the context. It's usually translated by "peasant" If you want traditional French songs, you'll want to google "thierry klein" lyrics, midis, sheet music , "rassat" lyrics, midis, sheet music , "medietrad" only lyrics , Mama Lisa's World France page -kids songs- lyrics, midis, mp3, sheet music and English translations.
It's one of those playful love songs where the singer says, "If you did X, then I'd do Y" e. I have the lyrics in a trad. French songbook, but I don't know where it is. I did find many references to it on line but no lyrics. Si mon moine Aimons le vin… Amis, buvons Compagnons qui roulez en provence Comprenez-vous? Dessous le rosier blanc Hourra, les filles J'entends le loup, le renard et la belette J'entends le moulin Je m'suis fais faire, un ptit moulin Je ne veux pas Je veux veux un boulanger, maman Ma dong dong diguedong Ma jument Hypoline Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre, Malheureuse vient Mariez vous la belle!
Marions les roses mes souliers sont rouges Papillon volage Pas moyen!
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Quand je suis parti d'La Rochelle Que la barbe m'en fume! Que venez vous chercher Quel dommage, Martin! Sur la montagne du loup Sur le bout du banc Sur le pont de Nante Sur les quais du Havre Tenez la belle voila la rose Tout en montant la place d'arme Trinquons et buvons Vigni, vignons Y'a pas d'amour sans peine Zimbalazim boum boum. And I'd catch you And other lyrics similar to these: " Je me mettrai pecheure pour te pcher. Je pecherai le cceure d'ma bien-aime'. Si tu te mets alouette, alouette dans les champs bis Je me mettrai chasseur chassant dans les champs Je t'aurai en chassant Si tu te mets chasseur pour m'avoir en chassant bis Je me mettrai nonette Nonette dans un couvent.
Si tu te mets anguille 3. Mariez-moi ma petite maman 7. J'ai une brune 8. J't'aimerais mieux mon mari 9. La plume qui s'envole La laine de nos moutons Chanson de foulon I Went To The Market Vive la canadienne Goodbye fare thee well, goodbye fare thee well. As tu connu le Pere Lancelot? Goodbye, fare thee well, we're homeward bound. Il boit mange la viande, a toi les os. Il boit du vin, a toi de l'eau. Et si tu grumes, il te jette a l'eau Il a trois filles qui font la peau. Sorry, can't do the accents on this machine - and my French is none too good anyway! Subject: RE: lyrics request for french folk songs From: LeTenebreux Date: 05 Nov 07 - AM The thing I find really interesting about French songs is that they pronounce the "e"s at the end of words, which are silent under normal circumstances.
I guess it's analogous to the way we turn one syllable into two or more syllables when singing in English. Subject: RE: lyrics request for french folk songs From: Mrrzy Date: 05 Nov 07 - PM Quand les hommes vivront d'amour Il n'y aura plus de misere Les soldats seront troubadours Mais nous, nous serons morts, mon frere I have seen French people do it at karaoke, but then plenty of them also regard Sardou as a folk singer.
Very anti-England and one or two of the lines would sound fairly grim if sung in English but I'd argue that Song for Ireland, widely considered a good song, has a couple of low moments.
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Au printemps suivant, Le ciel irlandais Etait en paix. Sean Kelly s'est dit : "Je suis catholique. Maureen aussi. Click to play Also: AH! This song is of Canadian origin. Monique Click to play AH! Here is the version I have on different books and the way I learned it with accents and all. It has two more verses than Amos' version at the end. So it's no real clue to trace it back but it's said to be from the 19th century.
The "ti" 2nd, 5th verse is a popular particle added after the verb in questions J'y vas-ti, j'y vas-ti pas? The song as we know it now has been popularized by Les Compagnons de la Chanson is quite recent. On fit monter ses jambes Pour faire un chandelier The tune is a popular one. The French translation you'll find on this site is Mistral's own literal translation.
The spelling is what we call "Mistral or Roumanille spelling" spelling based on the French spelling , only used by some authors from Provence nowadays. All the other Occitan authors now use the "classic or Alibert's spelling" based on the troubadours' one. A short singable version can be found there as well as other French traditional popular songs.
As you will easily guess, my English translation is quite literal! L'auro es toumbado, Mai lis estello paliran, Quand te veiran! Jamai, jamai m'agantaras. Mai, tre te veire, Ve lis estello, o Magali, Coume an pali! Listen to this dawn serenade Of tambourines and violins! It's full of stars up there The wind has fallen But the stars will turn pale When they see you! No more than of the whisper of the foliage I won't care of your dawn serenade! But I'm going in the fair sea To become an eel in the rocks. O Magali! Oh, but if you become a fisher When you throw your creel I'll become a flying bird I will fly in the fields!
O Magali, if you become A bird in the air I will become a hunter I will hunt you! To the partridges, to the warblers, If you come to set your traps I will become the blooming grass And I will hide in the wide meadows! O Magali, if you become A daisy I will become nice water I will water you! If you become the sea wind I'll run away to another side I will become the radiance Of the big sun that melts the ice!
If you become a lizard That hides in the bush I will become the full moon That, in the night, brings light to the witches! O Magali, if you become The quiet moon I will become a nice mist I will hide you! Even if the mist wraps me up You won't hold me thus As a virgin beautiful rose I will blossom in the thorn bush!
O Magali if you become A beautiful rose I will become a butterfly I will kiss you! Go, lover, run, run You will never, never catch me I will, with the bark of a big oak tree, Dress myself in the wood! O Magali, if you become A tree on the hills I will become an ivy plant I'll embrace you! If you take me in your arms You'll only hold an old oak tree I will be come a white nun Of the great St Belasius monastery!
O Magali, if you become A white nun I, as a priest, will confess you I will hear you! If you go through the convent doors You'll find all the nuns Who will be around me in the garden For you'll see me in my shroud! Now I begin to believe That you speak seriously Here's my glass ring As a souvenir, o nice young man!
O Magali, you do me good But, as soon as they saw you Look at the stars, o Magali, How they turned pale! At least we'd do because lizards stay in the sun for long and there are quite a lot in Summer though they are the small grey ones called "Good God's keys" in some areas, don't ask me why. These last decades we seldom see the big green ones he's talking about pollution. So lizards might not be associated with love but they are to Provence and Summer.
Ferdinand Pinot cu- etc. There are some spicier verses to this song At Fylde, Strawhead sang "Admiral Benbow" well, try stopping them! Greg said that there were two songs about the admiral in English, but there might be rather more, with more bouncy tunes, in French. Joke, OK, but are there any French sea songs commemorating this battle? I am not sure if the following two, which I don't think have been noted yet, are folksongs or not, but they are fun to sing anyway.
Non, Gaston, tu n'auras pas. Un, deux, trois, cats sank Boyer; probably a cabaret song. It has a refrain beginning "Un petit coup", and at least two other verses in my cursory surfing, I found five. For copyright reasons, I won't post additional lyrics, but they're easily found on the net, and YouTube has quite a few clips.
That year he wrote a song "La Ballade du Chat Noir" which became a theme song of sorts for the cabaret. They published it in their weekly paper on 2 August Over time, the song picked up numerous verses and evolved into its rather baudier modern form, mostly known as "Je cherche fortune". The song goes on to describe a scrape with the police, after which the narrator spends a night in jail. The cabaret was quite famous. Verlaine and Baudelaire were not only regular patrons, but wrote verse for the weekly.
Some additional verses to "Je cherche fortune", there are many versions that can be found online. The word is always in plural and used in literature, you seldom hear it in real life unless you'd want to tease someone "Oh, tu as mis tous tes atours aujourd'hui! Tu as rendez-vous avec quelqu'un?
Do you have a date? It reminds me of our Occitan most famous bawdy song "Riu chiu chiu" not to be confused with "Riu riu chiu" that tells the story of a guy Riu chiu chiu going to harvest his wheat. Her wife's supposed to bring him his lunch but she doesn't so he goes back home and he finds her with the priest "on top of her" sic who tells him that he's confessing her, that she sinned and will pay for it.
After 36 weeks the baby was born and on Sunday at mass he cried out "Daddy! Merci, Monique. Ice-cream makes sense - except that I don't think it existed in Aesop's day. Could the reference be to a dessert like a frozen cheesecake? It's the 18th century "fun" version you sing, so ice-cream makes sense. I meant to post Monique's comments temporarily while I typed my reply, but I forgot to delete them. The part up to the "Merci, Monique" is from an earlier post by Monique. The part that follows is my reply. This song was an add-on song, and each verse described a different feature of Marie Madeleine's rather unattractive appearance.
Example "Marie Madeleine a une dent cement" or "Marie Madeleine a une oreille en bois". I think the verses goes sort of like this: The leader sings the first line "Marie Madeleine a une dent cement. When you start a new verse, I think you add on all the other descriptions. So the song gets longer and longer as you add more verses. I remember the tune and the rhythm for those of you who know solfege. The first 8th note is a pick-up to the next bar. I remember learning it either on a French exchange trip to Trois-Riviere in the 's , or else when I worked in Ottawa playing in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in the 's.
Both things were a LONG time ago, so the words may be way off, but I'm quite sure of the tune and rhythm. Full version with copyright. It's based on a poem. Depuis ce jour, l'effroi m'agite. J'ai dit, joignant son sort au mien : - Ma patronne, sainte Brigitte, Pour que jamais il ne le quitte, Surveillez son ange gardien! Qu'il sera beau! Ce sont les tambours que j'entends. Mes soeurs! They are the barons whose weapons Adorn forts girded by a moat; The gallant old in alarms, Squires, men of arms; One of them is my fiance.
He went to Aquitaine As a drummer, and yet You take it to a captain Just seeing his haughty mien, And his doublet, bright gold! Since then, the terror agitated. I said, clasping her fate with mine: - My boss, St Bridget, For he never leaves, Watch her guardian angel! He did not by love of wages, Absent, console my home; To bear the tender messages The vassal has no pages The vassal had no squires.
It should now of war Back with my Lord; It is not a vulgar lover; I raise a brow fell once, And my pride is the happiness! The Duke triumphantly recounts His flag crumpled in the camps; Come all under the old door See the brilliant pass escort And the prince, and my boyfriend! Come see for this holiday His horse caparisoned Who under his weight neighing, stops, And walking, shaking his head, Red feathers crowned! My sisters, you deal so slow, Come see by my winnings These cymbals sparkling Who in his hand still trembling Sound, and make the heart leap!
Come see above himself Under the cloak that I embroidered. That will be beautiful! I love him! He wears a tiara His helmet-hair flooded! The Egyptian sacrilege Drawing me behind a pillar, Told me yesterday God forbid! That the fanfare of the parade It lacks a timpanist. But I prayed, I hope! While showing me the hand A grave, his dark lair The old look of the viper Told me: - I expect you here tomorrow! Let's fly! These are the drums that I hear. Here are the ladies huddled Purple tents erected, Flowers, flags and floats. On the train sways two rows: First, the pikemen not heavy; Then, under the banner that displays, The barons, in a silk dress, With their velvet caps.
Here are the jumpers of priests; The heralds on a white steed. All in memory of ancestors, Wear the badge of their masters, Painted on their thorax steel. Admire the Persian weave Templars, feared of hell And, in the long partisan, Archers from Lausanne Dressed in Buffalo, armed with iron. The Duke is not far: his banners Float among the knights; Some signs prisoners, Ashamed, spend the last My sisters drummers here!
The drummers were gone. It summarizes the turning point of the Hundred Years War in France. It's a good song and a good video. A sparrow is une hirondelle. Subject: What is an "alouette"? In French of France its default meaning is skylark, Alauda arvensis. I like to imagine this song could have been a woman's work song, to be sung whilst plucking domestic birds, both to make the work pass more easily and to express a certain longing for the chickens or ducks to be closer in size to the meadowlark, plucking being a thoroughly tedious task, which longing would disappear once plucking was done and the lone bird must feed many mouths.
Also notable in the same podcast is the song "Panta Rhei" by the Polish group Banana Boat--sort of sea song meets boy band. I've really enjoyed listening to all the Bordel de Mer podcasts--lots of interesting sea songs. It's in French os, sorry for the English-only speakers but very interesting. It says, among other things, that Marius Barbeau suspected the song to have originate in France.
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Refrain Jeannette, Jeannette, Jeannette, Jeannot. Faut brama trei coup Jeannette, Et rein qu'un coup Jeannot! Chorus Jeannette, Jeannot. Found while obtaining lyrics to the English song, Jeannette and Jeannot. The song Jeanette and Jeannot by the English composers Glover and Jeffreys was very popular in the period The title is unusual for an English song and I wondered if it had been revised from a French song. Jeannette and Jeannot. Can Crowhugger expand on the assertion that Allouette is Quebecois, I have long understood it to be French, but have no evidence? No knowledge, just curious.
I'll ask my s-i-l if she can. Gnomad: maybe that. Many people think it originated in Canada, but it was actually imported from France several centuries ago. Fowke and Richard Johnston, Subject: RE: Lyr Req: French folk songs From: Paul Burke Date: 18 Feb 12 - PM Anyone got the rest of this one, tenth-remembered from twenty-odd tears stet ago the lines progress by a lot of repetition, with intercalated "maluraines" : A Paris y'at une dame belle comme le jour bis Belle comme le jour maluraine Belle comme le jour Trois garcons de La Rochelle vont lui faire la court..
Le plus jeune a dit aux autres "Comment faisons nous".. Il a dit "Faisons une vielle, mais en tout argent".. Anyway it finishes up with la belle, despite sa maman, riding off with le plus jeune J'en vais? The French do tend to 'elongate' many words in song by pronouncing the normally silent final "e" sounds, as we English speakers tend to do the same by holding a vowel sound over 2 or more beats as in "I-i-i-i-i will always love you-u-u-u They all went down to the seashore to play, and, unfortunately, Un, Deux, Trois cats sank.
Bell' comme le jour. Lui faire la cour. Le plus jeune dit aux autres : " Comment donc ferons-nous? Comment ferons-nous? Mais tout en argent. Comm' trois mendiants. La vielle chargent. Sont trois mendiants, Maluraine! Sont trois mendiants. Chasser ces mendiants, " Vite allez-vous-en, ma fille. Chasser ces mendiants, Chasser ces mendiants, Maluraine! Chasser ces mendiants. Retournez-vous-en , Maluraine! En entendant jouer la vielle, Jouer la vielle d'argent. La vielle d'argent, Maluraine! La vielle d'argent.
Encor' plus avant. Le plus jeun' la prend, la monte, Monte sur son cheval blanc, Le plus jeun' la prend, la monte, Monte sur son cheval blanc, Sur son cheval blanc, Maluraine! Sur son cheval blanc. Et tous mes parents. Avec mon galant. Add: Bonhomme, bonhomme Il estoit un bonne homme bis Jouant de la temboure bis Di be di be di be don Et de la trompette, Fran, fran, fran Et de la my fluste, Turelututu relututu Et de la mi fa sol la, Farelarirette, farelarirette Et de la mi fs sol la, Farelarirette liron fa.
Il estoit un bon homme bis Jouant de la cymbale bis Drin relin din din relin din Et de la vielle, Yon, yon, yon Et de la rebeque, Tire li ty ty reli ty ty Et de la mi fa sol la, Farelarirette liron fa Jouant de la violle Torelo totio rela totio Et de la raquette, clac clic clac Et de la musette, Toure loure loure lou, Jouant de la mandore Tire lire lire la Et de la navette, Vrest vrest brest Et de la cliquette, Taque tique taque tac, Jouant de la braguette Zipe zipe zipe zipeson Et de son de rire re, Zesteroc pouf Et de la bouteille, Glou glou glou glou glou Glou glou glou glou A French "Bonhomme, bonhomme.
Subject: Lyr. Composer unknown. Sung by many see youtube including Streich and Mouskouri. Rough translation to follow. There is nothing more sweet Than this gentle nightingale Who sings in the evening and early morning And rests when he is weary I saw her the other day, collecting Violets in the green meadow The most beautiful sight And most pleasant to me I regard her appearance; She is white as milk, and as sweet as a baby lamb And as bright as the rose.
Not included in Berthier, Mille Chants. It is listed under "anciennes" p. Or does one have to have a gallic mind to use these most peculiar indices? My eye happened to see "Moby Dick" listed as a folksong which it isn't but I couldn't find a page number for it. It is an instrumental, also used with a lyric, by Led Zeppelin, but I don't think that is the number referred to. To find what is actually in the book in alphabetical order you need to check after you've removed le, la, l' or les if the title begins by any of these articles you must go to p.
In the table of themes, in each section, the first titles which are in lower case and italics ARE in the book, then there are titles mentioned in bold capitals with the name of their authors: those are NOT in the book, they're mentioned to let people know they exist. In Berthier's chants, you'll find all the foreign songs listed in the table of themes in "Pays, terroirs" in which you first find the names of different countries or groups of countries then the names of different regions of France.
Now a word about "folk song": it doesn't have the same meaning in French! A "folk song" English words for us is any American traditional song with or without author s. You might not consider all of them either folk songs or trad songs in your culture. They're usually the type you can listen in westerns or a song by Woody Guthrie and the like. We use "chanson folk" to mean French traditional songs that people such as Malicorne revived in the 70's. Traditional songs from whatever other country is a "chanson traditionnelle". Subject: RE: Lyr Req: French folk songs From: Q Frank Staplin Date: 09 Apr 12 - PM Monique, don't misunderstand, the Berthier volumes are an excellent resource for French songs, folk or other, but the indexes are difficult to use for one who is used to a different usage of terms.
I am considering copying the indexes, cut and paste, to see if I can make an alphabetical listing. Treatment of articles doesn't seem to be consistent. To continue this digression, which really doesn't belong here: Seeing Stephen Foster's "Old Black Joe" listed as a folk song grates; Foster was one of the great U. Certainly not a folk song in English usage. Hence forth, he is appointed teacher at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. His background both as a pianist and harpsichordist soon led him to approach the late Baroque and Classical repertories on the pianoforte of XVIIIth and XIXth centuries, and even on the clavichord.
After a brief sojourn in Italy and a term as organist at Clermond-Ferrand he undertakes his first trip to Paris in where he publishes his first book for harpsichord been thirsty three years old. He then succeeds his father at Notre Dame de Dijon and shortly after he became appointed organist at Lyon. He returned to Paris in , at the age of forty. The Parisian public then thought of Rameau mostly as a scholar, a philosopher, a wise man, but by no means as a composer. Moreover, due to his being tart and isolated, Rameau revealed unfit to courtly life.
He would first become acknowledged by the public once he devoted entirely to opera composition, not before he was fifty. But, at the same time he will find himself involved in quarrels, assailed by his detractors for his being an innovator. No other musical personality could be so closely related to the ideas of the XVIIIth century French Enlightenment; no one so fully embodies its inner intellectual character.
Certainly not just pure reason not even pure hearing experience! He conceives music as a body of empirical evidence and he discovers, by means of analysis, constants which are liable to be clarified through hypothetic statements: fundamental bass, fundamental generator, the seventh as the source of all dissonances, fundamental progression of the fifth…. Could a philosopher, who so astoundingly discourses on intervals and such principles, be capable of creating practical music? His melody is subordinated to harmonic progressions.
Embodied with the ideals of French aesthetics he conceives instrumental music in terms of ballet, opera and extra-musical representations. Notwithstanding, it foreshadows the greatness of the dramatic power deployed by Rameau in his operas. Namely: dance pieces , reminders of the pleasure of dancing with entertainment goals, and genre pieces musical painting , whose musical appeal resided in evocative sighs of persons, objects, events or situations.
They did not represent watertight compartments, but dance pieces often bore hinting titles or names and genre pieces were often written in dance rhythm. It contains no genre but only dance pieces, none of them bearing a name. This kind of toccata — like prelude, depicting the lutenists extemporized music was created by Louis Couperin. Girdlestone associates its mood with that of the barcarolle and suggests a tempo moderato in order to accurately render its cantabile proper to chansons de gondolieri.
By that time suite form had been already banned from repertory; nevertheless, Rameau continues to group his harpsichord compositions by tonality: ten in E and ten in D. Except for eight dances, they are mostly genre pieces, saved for Le Lardon which shares both categories. The pieces contained here belong to two different forms: binary and rondo form.
They are rather conservative in structure and style alike their analogues in the first book. Rameau embodies a colouristic effect to the piece thanks to the holding up of the harmony letting the resolution to be desired. Certain simplicity of structure and style draws these pieces near those of the first book. This is a bucolic partoral piece which was also added to the dance suite by Lulli. After the third couplet , the refrain comes back slightly modified.
Its mood is merry and light, almost tender. It shows a thematic unity between refrain and couplets. Rameau here yields to the quietness and meditative contemplation. It has a country side mood thanks to its drone bass and its melody depicting the vielle. It was said that the Solonians from Sologne, a swampy region south to Paris had foolish and stupid look and manners, but that they were canning and acute.
The piece was further inserted in act III of Dardanus. The latter compels the note that bears it to enter delayed from the bass, thus allowing it to be cravingly desired and expected. On long notes, the effect is even intensified by the addition of a trill. The title suggests its tempo. It is an Italian style gigue in equal note values. The long lasting mordents, alternated between right and left hands, could suggest the craze. It is written so that both hands remain close to each other in the tender register of the harpsichord.
It quiet mood depicts what would be the Muses conversation in their dwell.