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Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)

Mo the caller 26 Dec 12 - 04:35 PM
Monique 26 Dec 12 - 05:20 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 26 Dec 12 - 05:36 PM
Monique 26 Dec 12 - 05:57 PM
Monique 26 Dec 12 - 06:17 PM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 05:17 AM
Monique 27 Dec 12 - 05:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 04:35 PM

We went to a Breton music workshop and learned a tune for the dance 'tricot', which has part in 3/2 time and part in 2/2.
The person who should have led the workshop had lost her voice so another member of the band did it. He told us that it was a song, and that Annette would have sung it for us, but couldn't.
She did some good mime to indicate that 'tricot' meant the knitting together of 2 dances (Hanter Dro? and An Dro? not that I can do either)

Does anyone have the words? it might be easier to remember the tune with them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Monique
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 05:20 PM

From Wikitrad

LE MEUNIER MATHURIN

Derrière de chez mon père, il y a un moulin . (bis)
Le meunier qui l'habite est un fameux blondin . (bis)

    Revenez-y donc ma jolie demoiselle
    Car il est, car il est en train, mon moulin
    Revenez-y donc ma jolie demoiselle
    Car il est en train d'y moudre
    Revenez-y donc ma jolie demoiselle
    Car il est, car il est en train, mon moulin
    Revenez-y donc ma jolie demoiselle
    Car il est en train d'y moudre

Par là passe une vielle qui voulait moudre son grain .
"Pour vous, ma pauvre vielle, mon moulin n'marche point .

Si vous avez une fille, dites-lui d'passer demain ."
Quand la jeune-fille arrive, le moulin marchait bien .

La jeune-fille s'endort au tic-tac du moulin .
Et quand elle se réveille, son p'tit sac était plein

De la blanche farine, la plus blanche du moulin .
"Ah ! Que va dire mon père, de voir mon sac si plein ?

- Tu lui diras, la belle : c'est l'meunier Mathurin
Qui caresse les filles au tic-tac du moulin . "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 05:36 PM

Is this the one Mo? Le Petit Moulin (melody score)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Monique
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 05:57 PM

I can't read music but Mick, it's this one or that one. Mo should confirm that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Monique
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 06:17 PM

Btw, here are the lyrics again -without mispelling, in the 1st set of lyrics, it should be "vieille" (old woman), not "vielle" (hurdy gurdy)- and a vid with a part of the song sung. Sheet music with full lyrics. It can also be found as "Derrière de chez mon père".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:17 AM

Thanks, that's the one.
We had it in A minor.

I stuck the lyrics in google translator and it mangled them into this

Behind my father
There is a mill
The miller who lives
Is a happy blond

Chorus:
Come back to it so my pretty lady
As it is, because it is now my mill
Come back to it so my pretty lady
Because it is in the process of grinding

2) there passed an old
Who wanted his grain
To my poor old
My mill n'marche points

3) If you have a daughter
Bring Me Tomorrow
When the girl arrives
The mill worked well

4) The girl sleeps
The ticking of the mill
And when she wakes up
His little bag was full

5) From the white flour
The whiter the mill
What will he say my father
To see if my bag full?

6) Tell them the beautiful
It is the miller Mathurin
Caressing girls
The ticking of the mill

My school French got me almost that far. I guess millers have the same reputation in France as in England then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le petit moulin (tricot)
From: Monique
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:54 AM

Here it is, my English being what it is:

1 Behind my father's house,
There's a mill;
The miller who lives there
Is a notorious blond.

Chorus
Do come back (to it), my pretty lady
As my mill is, as my mill is,
Do come back (to it), my pretty lady
As my mill is grinding.

2 There passed an old woman
Who wanted to grind her grain
"For you, my poor old woman,
My mill doesn't work.

3 If you have a daughter
Tell her to come tomorrow."
When the young girl came
The mill was working fine.

4 The young girl got asleep
To the ticking of the mill,
When she woke up,
Her little bag was full

5 Of white flour,
The whitest of the mill.
"Ah! what will my father say
When he sees my bag so full?"

6 "You'll tell him, my pretty:
'It's the miller Mathurin
Who caresses the girls
To the ticking of the mill'."


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