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GUEST,Becca Lyr Req: La Nobia (Occitan song) (8) Words for Occitan song La Nobia 14 Jul 07


Hi, all.

I'm trying to track down the words for an Occitan song which we learned at a workshop 3 or 4 years ago.

The song is a wedding song I think, or is about a bride anyway. As far as I can recall, the words are approximately as follows:

La nobia nau brillant su cap
La nobia nau brillant su cap
Nau brillant su cap
La nez au dit
Nau brillant su cap
La nez au dit


I think each verse is similar, just the number changes (the song counts down - "nau" I think means nine, so the next verse is eight, the next one seven and so on).

I can't remember the proper translation, but I think it was along the lines of "The bride [with] a veil on her head, a ring on her finger" or something like that. It's confusing because the Occitan words look like mainstream French but I don't think they have the same meanings.

If anyone could point me in the direction of the correct words and/or translation I'd be very grateful!

Many thanks,

from Becca


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