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Tap your sabots, Bernadette

Paul Burke 31 Mar 12 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,999 01 Apr 12 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,999 01 Apr 12 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Maria W 20 Jul 15 - 10:04 PM
GUEST,Maria W 20 Jul 15 - 10:07 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 15 - 03:01 AM
banjoman 21 Jul 15 - 05:23 AM
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Joe Offer 21 Jul 15 - 09:48 PM
GUEST,Ebor Fiddler 22 Jul 15 - 05:18 PM
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Subject: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: Paul Burke
Date: 31 Mar 12 - 07:28 PM

Scenes from a Catholic childhood chapter one..

Tap your sabots Bernadette, you lead the way acros the hills...

Wanted for a conversation elsewhere, total failure to find it online.

It was ubiquitous in Catholic circles in the early 60s.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 04:29 AM

Tap Your Sabots, Bernadette / By the Hand are the A and B sides of a 45 released in 1958 by Father Aime Duvall. There are pieces of the song online but I cannot locate the complete lyric. Please note that the 45 is available for sale at a few places on the www.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 04:36 AM

http://marymagdalen.blogspot.ca/2008/02/song-of-bernadette.html


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST,Maria W
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 10:04 PM

https://youtu.be/lmkQb6Qdld4

I posted it on youtube last year. I too sang it as a child. Hope you enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST,Maria W
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 10:07 PM

Tap Your Sabots, Bernadette
- by Pere Aime Duval

We come behind you Bernadette, you lead the way across the hill,
This world of ours dare not forget your rendezvous behind the mill.
We come with all our ills and woes, to meet you where the river flows.

Chorus: Tap your sabots Bernadette, once before the lady smiled, where the river flows.
Tap your sabots Bernadette, heaven listened to a child, where the river flows.

We come behind you, we ashamed, who have long memories of sin.
Deeds which had better pass unnamed, we hardly know where to begin.
The Jordan everybody knows, we'll meet you where the river flows.

Chorus: Tap your sabots Bernadette, once before the lady smiled, where the river flows.
Tap your sabots Bernadette, heaven listened to a child, where the river flows.

We come behind you with our friends, their bodies racked with cruel disease,
And while the sad procession wends, beseech the Lady if you please.
As at Bethesda long ago, we'll meet you where the waters flow.

Chorus: Tap your sabots Bernadette, once before the lady smiled, where the river flows.
Tap your sabots Bernadette, heaven listened to a child, where the river flows.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 03:01 AM

Thanks, Marie. Do you know what "sabots" are? I take it they're wooden shoes. Are wooden shoes traditional in the part of Southern France where Lourdes is located?

I believe the language of the area is Occitan, a blend of French and Spanish. So, when Mary said, "I am the Immaculate Conception," she said it in something that sounds not quite like French and not quite like Spanish.

I didn't witness a "sad procession" at Lourdes. I was impressed with how everybody seemed to be happy and having a good time, even the ones who came for healing of maladies.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: banjoman
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 05:23 AM

I learnt this song, to be sung during a school trip to Lourdes in the early fifties and the chorus still remains with me. I echo what Joe said about Lourdes. The real miracle of Lourdes for me was the transformation of my late brother in law from someone who was sinking into his shell because of a crippling disability to an outgoing friendly and loving person who came to terms with his condition and used it to help others. In fact he found pea d at Lourdes and never went expecting some miracle cure.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 06:49 PM

Hello, yes we were told that sabots were wooden shoes/clogs. We sang this in the early seventies at school but the record cover states it was written by Father Duval for the centenary of the St. Bernadette visions in 1958. I put a link further up for YouTube where I posted the record last year. Here it is again:

https://youtu.be/lmkQb6Qdld4

When I first looked for it online it seemed that many people were also looking for the lyrics so I was pleased to find it.
Best wishes ..... Maria


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 09:48 PM

I've heard that you can find a good Irish session in Lourdes, any night of the week. I didn't come across one there, but I was at a great Irish singaround one night in Fatima - all the old folks singing all the old songs.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 05:18 PM

Just as a matter of pure academic interest, "Sabot", or clog, is the French term for those clever little iron thingies on which the rail is mounted, originally made of wood. This is then firmly attached to the sleeper. During the Great War, it was discovered by certain interested parties in the occupied parts of France, that if these were removed, the next train along would come off the rails with a fascinating outcome. This hobby became known as "sabotage" and was heartily disliked by the German Army.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: Monique
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 05:55 PM

Joe, don't you EVER say again that Occitan is a blend of French and Spanish! It may be considered as something in between but not a blend. Mary is said to have said "Que soi era Immaculada Concepcion" (written in classical norm) and it's Gascon, the most Western of the 6 main dialects of the Oc language.
"Sabot" is usually a clog or an animal hoof, and related to the iron thingies Ebor Fiddler mentions above, it's also a wheel clamp -among other things.


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 06:01 PM

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.


I know when I'm in trouble...

My apologies, Monique.

But...but...but...

-Joe- ;-)


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Subject: RE: Tap your sabots, Bernadette
From: banjoman
Date: 23 Jul 15 - 05:05 AM

1958 sounds right as our school pilgrimage to Lourdes was for the centenary


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