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Thread #10447   Message #2784008
Posted By: GUEST,Bryan Williams, Austin TX
08-Dec-09 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: ADD: V'la l' Bon Vent (Ian & Sylvia), in French
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: V'la l' Bon Vent (Ian & Sylvia, in Fr
Well, it's now two years after the last post and a decade after the original question, but I believe this is exactly what Ian & Sylvia sing in their recording, with my translation at the end.

Their version seems to mix and match from several variants of the lyrics:

V'la l'Bon Vent


V'la l'bon vent, v'la joli vent
V'la l'bon vent, m'amie m'appelle
V'la l'bon vent. v'la joli vent
V'la l'bon vent, m'amie m'attend


Derrière chez nous y'a t'un étang
Trois beaux canards s'en vont baignant

Le fils de roi s'en va chassant
Avec son grand fusil argent

Visa le noir tua le blanc
Et toutes ses plumes s'en vont au vent

Y sont trois dames les ramassant
Et nous ferons un lit de camp

Nous coucherons tous deux dedans
Pour y'avoir des petits enfants


Go Good Wind

Go good wind, go pretty wind
Go good wind, my girl calls me
Go good wind, go pretty wind
Go good wind, my girl awaits me

Behind our place there is a pond
Three beautiful ducks swim there

The son of the king goes hunting there
With his big silver gun

He sees the black one, kills the white one
And all its feathers go into the wind

There are three women who collect them
And make us a camping bed

We two will hide ourselves inside
And there have little children