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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 10 Apr 24 - 04:48 AM

On Monday, Gayle sang "L'aquila" in Italian. The song was first written by Lucio Battisti (1943- 1998) and Mogol (alias for Giulio Rapetti 1936 - ) for Bruno Lauzi (1937-2006) who published it 1971.
L'AQUILA (Italian)
Mogol (= Giulio Rapetti 1936 - )/ Lucio Battisti (1943- 1998)

Il fiume va
Guardo più in là
Un'automobile corre
E lascia dietro sé
Del fumo grigio e me
E questo verde mondo
Indifferente perché
Da troppo tempo ormai
Apre le braccia a nessuno
Come me che ho bisogno
Di qualche cosa di più
Che non puoi darmi tu
Un'auto che va
Basta già
A farmi chiedere se
Io vivo

Mezz'ora fa
Mostravi a me
La tua bandiera d'amore
Che amore poi non è
E mi dicevi che
Che io dovrei cambiare
Per diventare come te
Che ami solo me
Ma come un'aquila può
Diventare aquilone
Che sia legata oppure no
Non sarà mai di cartone, no
Cosa son io non so
Ma un'auto che va
Basta già
A farmi chiedere se
Io vivo

Basta già
A farmi chiedere se
Io vivo

Il fiume va
(Sa dove andare)
Guardo più in là
(In cerca d'amore)
Un'automobile corre
(Non ci son nuove terre)
E lascia dietro sé
Del fumo grigio e me
E questo verde mondo
(Nel quale mi confondo)
Indifferente perché
Da troppo tempo ormai
Apre le braccia a nessuno
Come me che ho bisogno
Di qualche cosa di più
Che non puoi darmi tu
Ma un'auto che va
Basta già
A farmi chiedere se
Io vivo
THE EAGLE
(Translation by Gayle)

The river goes
I look further away
A car goes by
And leaves behind it
Some grey smoke and me
And this green world
Indifferent because
For too long now
It hasn't opened its arms to anyone
Like me who needs
Something more
Which you can't give me
A car that goes by
Is already enough
To make wonder if
I live

Half an hour ago
You showed me
Your flag of love
Which is not really love.
And you told me that
That I should change
To become like you
Who love only me
But how can an eagle
Become a paper kite?
Whether it's tied to a string or not
It will never be made of cardboard, no
What I am? I don't know
But a car that goes by
Is already enough
To make wonder if
I live

Is already enough
To make wonder if
I live

The river runs
(It knows where to go)
I look further away
(Looking for love)
A car goes by
(There are no new destinations)
And leaves behind it
Some grey smoke and me
And this green world
(In which I lose myself)
Indifferent because
For too long now
It hasn't opened its arms to anyone
Like me who needs
Something more
Which you can't give me
A car that goes by
Is already enough
To make wonder if
I live
Recording by Lucio Battisti.
Live rendition by Bruno Lauzi.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 06 Apr 24 - 07:13 AM

On Monday Joan Sacks sang Lu Y'hi.
"Lu Yehi” was written by Naomi Shemer during the Yom Kippur War (1973).
LU YEHI
Transliteration


Od yesh mifras lavan ba'ofek
mul anan shachor kaved
Kol shenevakesh - Lu yehi.
Ve'im bacholonot ha'erev
Or nerot hachag ro'ed -
Kol shenevakesh - Lu yehi.

Lu yehi, Lu yehi,
Ana, Lu yehi
Kol shenevakesh - Lu yehi.

Im hamevaser omed badelet,
Ten mila tova bepiv,
Kol shenevakesh - Lu yehi.
Im nafshecha lamot shoelet
Mepericha ume’asif,
Kol shenevakesh - Lu yehi.

Lu yehi...

Ma kol anot ani shomei'a
Kol shofar vekol tupim
Kol shenevakesh lu yehi
Lu tishama betoch kol eileh
Gam tefila achat mipi
Kol shenevakesh lu yehi

Lu yehi...

Betoch sh'chuna ktana mutzelet
Bait kat im gag adom
Kol shenevakesh lu yehi
Zeh sof hakayitz, sof haderech
Ten lahem lashuv halom
Kol shenevakesh lu yehi

Lu yehi...

Ve'im pit'om yizrach mei'ofel
Al rosheinu or kochav
Kol shenevakesh lu yehi
Az ten shalva veten gam ko'ach
Lechol eileh shenohav
Kol shenevakesh - lu yehi

Lu yehi.........
MAY IT BE
Naomi Shemer/John Lennon & Paul McCartney - Noami Shemer


Here is still a white sail on the horizon
Opposite a heavy black cloud
All that we ask for - may it be
And if in the evening windows
The light of the holiday candles flickers
All that we seek - may it be

May it be, may it be
- Please - may it be
All that we seek - may it be.

What is the sound that I hear
The cry of the shofar and the sound of drums
All that we ask for - may it be
If only there can be heard within all this
One prayer from my lips also
All that we seek - may it be

May it be...

If the messenger should come to the door,
Place kindly words on his mouth.
All that we seek, may it be!
If your soul asks to die
Only after blossoming and harvest time,
All that we seek, may it be!

May it be...

Within a small, shaded neighborhood
Is a small house with a red roof
All that we ask for, may it be
This is the end of summer, the end of the path
Allow them to return safely here
All that we seek, may it be

May it be...

And if suddenly, rising from the darkness
Over our heads, the light of a star shines
All that we ask for, may it be
Then grant tranquility and also grant strength
To all those we love
All that we seek, may it be

May it be....
HEBREW CHARACTERS

לו יהי

עוד יש מפרש לבן באופק
מול ענן שחור כבד
כל שנבקש לו יהי.
ואם בחלונות הערב
אור נרות החג רועד
כל שנבקש לו יהי.

לו יהי, לו יהי
אנא - לו יהי
כל שנבקש לו יהי.

אם המבשר עומד בדלת
תן מילה טובה בפיו
כל שנבקש לו יהי
אם נפשך למות שואלת
מפריחה ומאסיף
כל שנבקש לו יהי

לו יהי, לו יהי…

מה קול ענות אני שומע
קול שופר וקול תופים
כל שנבקש לו יהי
לו תישמע בתוך כל אלה
גם תפילה אחת מפי
כל שנבקש לו יהי

לו יהי לו יהי…..

בתוך שכונה קטנה מוצלת
בית קט עם גג אדום
כל שנבקש לו יהי.
זה סוף הקיץ סוף הדרך
תן להם לשוב הלום
כל שנבקש לו יהי.

לו יהי, לו יהי…

ואם פתאום יזרח מאופל
על ראשנו אור כוכב
כל שנבקש לו יהי.
אז תן שלווה ותן גם כוח
לכל אלה שנאהב
כל שנבקש לו יהי.

לו יהי, לו יהי...


Naomi Shemer's live rendition.
Lu Yehi by Naomi Shemer sung by HaZamir Israel in June 2023.
If you want to dance to it there you go!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 04:22 PM

On Monday Heather sang the first verse of "Christ lag in Todesbanden", hymn by Martin Luther, cantata version by JS Bach, in both German and English.
CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN (German)

Christ lag in Todesbanden
Für unsre Sünd gegeben,
Er ist wieder erstanden
Und hat uns bracht das Leben;
Des wir sollen fröhlich sein,
Gott loben und ihm dankbar sein
Und singen halleluja,
Ha-a-al-le-lu-u-u-u-ja!
CHRIST LAY IN DEATH'S BONDS

Christ lay in death's bonds
Handed over for our sins,
He is risen again
And has brought us life
For this we should be joyful,
Praise God and be thankful to him
And sing hallelluia,
Halleluia!
Whole piece with German, English, French and Dutch translations on ChoralWiki with links to choir sheet music.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 04:33 AM

Yesterday Gerry sang "Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu" (aka Salaam) by Mosh Ben-Ari of Sheva (1970 - )

Salaam (Hebrew: סלאם‎?) or Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu (Hebrew: עוד יבוא שלום עלינו?) is a peace song by Mosh Ben-Ari, composed while he was in the band Sheva. It is sung in Hebrew and Arabic and has gained popularity in Israeli folk music, especially within the context of the Arab–Israeli conflict.
The song typically begins slowly and somewhat plaintively, and, as it repeats, gradually increases in tempo and excitement. (From Wikipedia

Lyrics of Salaam, from the bridge:
OD YAVO SHALOM ALEINU
Transliteration:

Od yavo shalom aleinu
Od yavo shalom aleinu
Od yavo shalom aleinu
Ve'al kulam

Od yavo shalom aleinu
Od yavo shalom aleinu
Od yavo shalom aleinu
Ve'al kulam

Salaam
Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam
Salaam, salaam
Salaam
Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam
Salaam, salaam
PEACE / PEACE WILL COME UPON US, YET


Peace will come upon us, yet
Peace will come upon us, yet
Peace will come upon us, yet
And upon everyone

Peace will come upon us, yet
Peace will come upon us, yet
Peace will come upon us, yet
And upon everyone

Peace. (Arabic)
Upon us and upon the whole world
Peace, peace. (Arabic)
Peace. (Arabic)
Upon us and upon the whole world
Peace, peace. (Arabic)
HEBREW CHARACTERS

סלאם‎ / עוד יבוא שלום עלינו

עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
ועל כולם

עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
ועל כולם

סלאם‎
עלינו ועל כל העולם
סלאם, סלאם
סלאם
עלינו ועל כל העולם
סלאם, סלאם


Sheva recording
Live rendition by Mosh Ben-Ari

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 02:00 PM

LA NOIRIÇA (Occitan)

Lou rei a 'na nouriça
Pus bèla que lou jour.
Lou rei a 'na nouriça
Liroun lanfà de lalireta,
Pus bèla que lou jour,
Liroun lanfà de lalirà.

Ela s'es endormida
Lo Dalfin al costat

Quand s'es desrevelhada
L'a trobat estofat

Es sortida, pecaire!
Per se'n anar negar

Lo rei a la fenestra
Que l'a vista passar

"On te vas, tu, noiriça?
Lo Dalfin va plorar.

Monta dins ta cambreta
E vai te'n cordurar."

Al primièr còp d'agulha,
Justicia n'a montat.

Al second còp d'agulha
Potencia n'a dreiçat

Quand foguèt sus l'escala
Lo Dalfin a parlat:

"Pendètz pas ma noiriça
Non l'a pas meritat!

Aquò es la sirventa
Que m'a empoisonat."
THE NURSE

The king has a [wet] nurse
More beautiful that daylight
The king has a nurse
Liroun lanfà de lalireta,
More beautiful that daylight
Liroun lanfà de lalirà.

She fell asleep
With the Dauphin/Crown Prince by her side

When she woke up
She found him suffocated

She went out, poor dear!
To go drown herself

The king by the window
Saw her pass by.

"Where are you going, nurse,
The Dauphin will cry.

Go up to your [little] bedroom
And sew."

At the first needle stitch
The justice went up.

At the second needle stitch,
The gallows was put up.

When she was on the steps
The Dauphin spoke:

"Don't hang my nurse,
she didn't deserve it!

It's the servant
Who poisoned me."
This is the Narbonne version of it that can be found in "Anthologie de la chanson occitane" by Cécile Marie, G.P. Maisonneueve et Larose, Paris, 1975. Three Occitan versions can be found in Recueil de chansons populaires, III by Eugène Rolland.

I couldn't find an Occitan rendition of the song but here is a French version of it. The song is originally Occitan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 25 Mar 24 - 02:34 PM

DAVANT BORDÈU SON LOS BATÈUS (Occitan- Périgord dialect)

Davant Bordeu son los batèus, (bis)   
E davant Blaia las gabarras. (bis)

Lo governor d'aquèu batèu (bis)
Es nèt e jorn per las aubèrjas. (bis)

Totjorn las cartas a la man, (bis)
L'aur e l'argent dessús la taula. (bis)

L'autessa totjorn li disiá (bis)
"Ne'n fasetz bien de la desbaucha. (bis)

- Ne fasqui pauc, ne fasqui pron (bis)
Digun repararà mas fautas. (bis)

Fòra la tèrra del Solbier (bis)
Ela repararà mas fautas. (bis)

Se 'quela 'qui pòt pas i aubir*, (bis)
Li botarai la de las Granjas. (bis)

Se tot aquò pòt pas i aubir, (bis)
Li botarem buòus e carretas. (bis)

Se tot aquò pòt pas i aubir, (bis)
Ieu me n'anirai a la guèrra. (bis)

Quand de la guèrra tornarai (bis)
Bèla, ne siatz pas maridada." (bis)

Quan de la guèrra sei tornat (bis)
Tròbi la bèla maridada. (bis)

Maudit la nèt, maudit lo jorn (bis)
Amai lo mèstre de la guèrra (bis)

A la guèrra fo(gu)èsse pas 'nat (bis)
Auriái 'gut l'amour de Susana (bis)
IN FRONT OF BORDEAUX ARE THE BOATS

In front of Bordeaux are the boats (x2)
And in front of Blaye are the gabarres* (x2)

The master of this boat (x2)
Is night and day in the inns/taverns (x2)

Always with cards in hand (x2)
Gold and silver on the table (x2)

The hostess was always telling him (x2)
"You spend a lot of money" (x2)

Whether I do little or I do enough (x2)
No one will make up for my faults (x2)

Except the plot of the rowan: (x2)
It will make up for my faults (x2)

If that's not enough (x2)
I'll add the plot of the barns (x2)

If all that can't do it (x2)
We'll put in oxen and carts (x2)

If all this is not enough (x2)
I'll go off to war (x2)

"When I come back from the warv,
Beauty, don't be married" (x2)

When I came back from the war (x2)
I found the beauty (girl) married (x2)>br>
Cursed be the night, cursed be the day (x2)
And also the master of war (x2)

If I hadn't gone to war (x2)
I would have had Suzanne's love (x2)

* flat-bottom boats used to carry goods. The ones mentioned here would carry wood on the Dordogne River from the Massif Central to the Gironde estuary formed by the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers. Bordeaux is on the left side of the Garonne River upstream from the confluence and Blaye on the right side of the Gironde estuary.

You can hear this version here at 44:50.
Here it's sung to another tune. This version is slightly shorter.

You can find it in "Les vieilles chansons patoises du Périgord" by E. Chaminade and E. Casse, Ed. Cassard, 1903, downloadable from the Bordeaux University website, image #99.
You can also find it in the same pdf at archive.org BUT for some reason some scores are missing.
For those interested and who understand French, you'll find in the introduction of the book a long explanation about the way they transcribed the language in its Périgord variety, i.e. according to its pronunciation but written in the French spelling system. The spelling I've used above is the now standardized Occitan one based on the way troubadours wrote in the Middle Ages and that each of us pronounce according to our own dialect.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 11 Mar 24 - 03:33 PM

I think it's the first Occitan song I learned from my mom.
Los esclòps (Occitan)

1 [Quant te costèron, quant te costèron,
Quant te costèron los esclòps?] (x2)
[Quand èran, quand èran,
Quand èran nòus] (x2)

2 Cinc sòus costèron….

3 Ieu los batèri…

4 Ieu los clotèri…

5 Ieu los vernèri…

6 Fasián clic clic clic, fasián clac clac clac…

7 Ieu los trauquèri…

8 Ieu los vendèri…
…Quand èran vièlhs.
The Clogs

1 [How much did cost, how much did cost,
How much did your clogs cost?] (x2)
[When they were, when they were
When they were new] (x2)

2 Five pence they cost….

3 I strapped them…

4 I nailed them…

5 I varnished them…

6 They went clic clic clic, they went clac clac clac…

7 I pierced them…

8 I sold them…
…When they were old.
You'll find a sheet music on Mama Lisa's World page.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 04 Mar 24 - 02:23 PM

Here is a French version of the song I sang last week.
À PARIS Y'A UNE VIEILLE (French)

À Paris y a une vieille, ouais ! (x2)
Qui a plus de quatre-vingts ans
Ran tan plan la vieille
Qui a plus de quatre-vingt ans
Ran tan plan !

La vieille vint à la danse, ouais ! (x2)
Et s'assit près d'un galant
Ran tan plan....

Beau galant si tu m'épouses, ouais ! (x2)
Te ferai riche marchand
Ran tan plan....

Je n'épouse pas les vieilles, ouais ! (x2)
Dont je n'ai pas vu les dents
Ran tan plan...

La vieille se mit à rire, ouais ! (x2)
Et montra deux dents devant
Ran tan plan...

La première était tout' noire, ouais !
La seconde s'en va branlant
Ran tan plan...

Le lundi il y eut la noce, ouais ! (x2)
Le mardi l'enterrement
Ran tan plan...

La moral' de cette histoire, ouais ! (x2)
C'est qu'il faut s' laver les dents
Ran tan plan…
IN PARIS THERE'S AN OLD WOMAN

In Paris there's an old woman, yeah! (x2)
Who is over eighty years old
Rat-a-tat-tat, the old woman
Who is over eighty years old
rat-a-tat-tat!

The old woman came to the dance, yeah! (x2)
And sat down near a gallant*
Rat-a-tat-tat....

Handsome gallant if you marry me, yeah! (x2)
I will make you a rich merchant
Rat-a-tat-tat....

I don't marry old women, yeah! (x2)
Whose teeth I didn't see
Rat-a-tat-tat...

The old woman started laughing, yeah! (x2)
And showed two front teeth
Rat-a-tat-tat...

The first one was all black, yeah!
The second goes wobbly
Rat-a-tat-tat...

On Monday there was the wedding, yeah! (x2)
On Tuesday, the funeral
Rat-a-tat-tat...

The moral of this story, yeah! (x2)
Is you have to brush your teeth
Rat-a-tat-tat …
*Here "marriageable young man"

When I was a child, we would sing after the last verse, 'Le meilleur des dentifrices, c'est le dentifrice Tsoin-Tsoin'." (Translation: "The best toothpaste, is the toothpaste called Tsoin-Tsoin." "Tsoin-Tsoin" is the sound cymbales make like "crash clang".

Here I found more verses as follows:

-Le meilleur des dentifrices, c'est le dentifrice Prodent.
-Le bouchon est en plastique et le tube est en fer-blanc.
-En vente dans toutes les pharmacies au prix de cinq francs seulement.
-Achetez plutôt l' grand tube, il est double et coute neuf francs.
-Réductions familles nombreuses, militaire et bonne d'enfants.

The best toothpaste is Prodent toothpaste.
The cap is plastic and the tube is tinplate.
On sale in all pharmacies for just five francs.
Rather buy the large tube, it's double and costs nine francs.
Large families, soldiers and nannies discounts.
French Canadian version
You'll find a sheet music on Mama Lisa's World page


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 26 Feb 24 - 08:21 PM

I sang Ceol an Phíobaire in Irish Gaelic. Three of the four verses I sang are currently on Mudcat, along with translation https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=41572


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 26 Feb 24 - 02:38 PM

LA VIÈLHA DE PIBRAC (Occitan)

A Pibrac i a una vièlha qu'a mai de quatre-vints ans
va dins totas las velhadas per i cercar un galant

Repic
Aò! la vièlha, aò, la vièlha, que crei n'aver que vint ans!

Ela n'es dintrada en dança, dins la ronda dels frigants
causís per la contra-dança le gojat le pus charmant

(Repic)

Ela li ditz a l'aurelha: "Escota-me mon enfant,
lo te pagarai botelha, se me maridas d'ongan!"

(Repic)

"Pas ambe tu paura vièlha! Quand auriatz vint mila francs!
-N'ai cent mila dins ma borsa, dins mon còfre n'ai autant!

(Repic)

-Se n'as tant dins ta borseta, podriàm veser... dins un an!
Dins un an! çò ditz la vièlha, nos maridarem doman!"

(Repic)

Adonc al notari manda de portar de papièr blanc
le diluns l'an fiançada, le dimarç la maridam.

(Repic)

Le dimècres l'a batuda, le dijòus s'en vai plorant.
Le divendres èra mòrta, le dissabte l'enterram.

(Repic)

Le dimenge la novena, le diluns, le cap de l'an.
Quand dorbiren la casseta, n'i trobèren... tres pèls blancs!
THE OLD WOMAN FROM PIBRAC

In Pibrac there's an old woman who's over eighty years old
She goes to every all-nighter to find herself a sweetheart.

Chorus
Ah! The old woman, ah, the old woman who thinks she's twenty years old.

She has entered the dance in the circle of the spry ones,
She chooses for the contradance the most charming young man.

(Chorus)

She tells him in his ear, "Listen to me, my child,
I'll pay for your drinking if you get married to me this year!"

(Chorus)

"Not to you, poor old woman, had you even twenty thousand francs!
-I have a hundred thousand in my purse, in my chest I have as much!

(Chorus)

-If you have so much in your little purse, we could see… in a year!
In a year, says the old woman, we'll get married tomorrow!"

(Chorus)

So, she orders the lawyer to bring white paper
On the Monday she was engaged, on the Tuesday she was wed,

(Chorus)

On the Wednesday he beat her, on the Thursday she was weeping,
On the Friday she was dead, on the Saturday she was buried.

(Chorus)

On the Sunday, the novena, on the Monday, the anniversary mass,
When they opened the chest, they found there… three white hairs!
There are many versions of this song in French.

Recording by Arnaud Cance
You'll find a sheet music on Mama Lisa's World page


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From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Feb 24 - 02:21 PM

I can't say I mastered Die Seeraeuber Jenny, oder Traeume Eines Kuechenmaedchens (Pirate Jenny), but I had fun singing it on February 5.


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From: Monique
Date: 12 Feb 24 - 02:17 PM

QUÉ DIRÁ EL SANTO PADRE (Spanish)
Violeta Parra (1917-1967)

Miren cómo nos hablan de libertad,
cuando de ella nos privan en realidad.
Miren como pregonan tranquilidad,
cuando nos atormenta la autoridad.

Estribillo
Qué dirá el Santo Padre
que vive en Roma
que le están degollando
a su paloma.

Miren cómo nos hablan del paraíso,
cuando nos llueven penas como granizo.
Miren el entusiasmo con la sentencia,
sabiendo que mataban a la inocencia.

(Estribillo)

El que oficia la muerte como un verdugo,
tranquilo está tomando su desayuno.
Con esto se pusieron la soga al cuello,
el quinto mandamiento no tiene sello.

(Estribillo)

Mientras más injusticias, señor fiscal,
más fuerza tiene mi alma para cantar.
Lindo segar el trigo en el sembrao,
regado con tu sangre, Julian Grimao.

(Estribillo)
WHAT WILL THE HOLY FATHER SAY


Look how they talk to us about freedom,
While they actually deprive us of it.
Look how they proclaim tranquility,
While authority torments us.

Chorus
What the Holy Father will say,
Who lives in Rome,
As they are slitting the throat
To his dove.

Look how they talk to us about paradise,
While sorrows rain down on us like hail.
Look at the enthusiasm about the sentence,
Knowing that they were killing innocence.

(Chorus)

He who officiates death like an executioner,
Calmly he is eating breakfast from him.
With that, they got themselves in a mess,
The fifth commandment has no seal.

(Chorus)

The more injustices, Mr. Prosecutor,
The more my soul has strength to sing.
[It's] Nice to reap the wheat in the sown field,
Watered with your blood, Julian Grimau*.

(Chorus)
*Julián Grimau García (18 February 1911 – 20 April 1963) was a Spanish politician, member of the Communist Party of Spain, executed during Francisco Franco's Francoist State. (Wikipedia)

Recording by Violeta Parra herself!
Live rendition by her daughter Isabel Parra
1973 live rendition by Quilapayún
2007 live recording by Quilapayún
"Qué dirá el Santo Padre" YouTube page

In this Violeta's recording, the lyrics are slightly different:
Verse 2, line 2 "Cuando nos llueven balas como granizo" (While bullets rain down on us like hail)
Verse 3 the last two lines are swapped with those of verse 4 and vice versa. + "Lindo segar el trigo por lo sembrao" (same meaning -lit. "across what is sown")

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From: Monique
Date: 29 Jan 24 - 02:17 PM

MON VIEUX (French)
(Michelle Senlis -1933-2020 Daniel Guichard 1948- / Jean Ferrat -1930-2010)

Dans son vieux pardessus râpé
Il s'en allait l'hiver, l'été
Dans le petit matin frileux
Mon vieux
Y'avait qu'un dimanche par semaine
Les autres jours, c'était la graine
Qu'il allait gagner comme on peut
Mon vieux
L'été, on allait voir la mer
Tu vois, c'était pas la misère
C'était pas non plus le paradis
Eh ouais, tant pis

Dans son vieux pardessus râpé
Il a pris, pendant des années
Le même autobus de banlieue
Mon vieux
Le soir, en rentrant du boulot
Il s'asseyait sans dire un mot
Il était du genre silencieux
Mon vieux
Les dimanches étaient monotones
On ne recevait jamais personne
Ça ne le rendait pas malheureux
Je crois, mon vieux

Dans son vieux pardessus râpé
Les jours de paye, quand il rentrait
On l'entendait gueuler un peu
Mon vieux
Nous, on connaissait la chanson
Tout y passait, bourgeois, patron
La gauche, la droite, même le Bon Dieu
Avec mon vieux
Chez nous, y'avait pas la télé
C'est dehors que j'allais chercher
Pendant quelques heures l'évasion
Je sais, c'est con

Dire que j'ai passé des années
À côté de lui, sans le regarder
On a à peine ouvert les yeux
Nous deux
J'aurais pu, c'était pas malin
Faire avec lui un bout de chemin
Ça l'aurait peut-être rendu heureux
Mon vieux
Mais quand on a juste quinze ans
On n'a pas le cœur assez grand
Pour y loger toutes ces choses-là
Tu vois
Maintenant qu'il est loin d'ici
En pensant à tout ça, je me dis
J'aimerai bien qu'il soit près de moi
Papa
MY OLD MAN


In his old, threadbare overcoat
He would go off, in summer, in winter
In the little, cold morning
My old man
There was only one Sunday a week
The rest of the week, he would work
To earn money like he could
My old man
In summer, we would go to the sea
You know, it wasn't misery
It wasn't paradise either
But oh well

In his old, threadbare overcoat
Several years long he took
The same suburb bus
My old man
In the evening, as he'd come back from work
He would sit down without saying a word
He was the silent type
My old man
Every Sunday was monotonous
We never had any guests
But he wasn't sad about it
I guess, my old man

In his old, threadbare overcoat
On paydays, when he'd come back home
We could hear him shouting a little
My old man
To us, it was always the same old song
He'd ramble on about everything—rich people, bosses
The left wing, the right wing, even God
That was my old man
We didn't have TV at home
Instead, I'd go out for a walk
For a few hours, to take my mind off things
That's dumb, ya know!

To think I spent several years
Next to him without ever giving him a look
We barely opened our eyes
The two of us
It wasn't very clever of me 'cause I could
Have walked with him to the bus stop
Perhaps he would've liked it
My old man
But when you're just fifteen
Your heart isn't big enough
To hold all those things in
You see
Now that he's far from here
When I remember all this, I think to myself
'I wish he were by my side right now'
Dad.
Translation by "Maëlstrom", borrowed from Lyrics Translate

Daniel Guichard's 1974 live rendition
Daniel Guichard's 2005 live rendition with French subtitles.
Daniel Guichard's 2015 live rendition.

"In 1962, Michelle Senlis wrote the text My Old Man in homage to her father, a text that Jean Ferrat put to music in 1963. The same year, the song was performed by two singers, Jacques Boyer and Jean-Louis Stain. On November 7, 1963, Michelle Senlis' father died; she then requested the song no longer be exploited. However, in 1974, she agreed to co-sign Daniel Guichard's remake. Later, she declared that she regretted this gesture because she criticized Daniel Guichard for having performed the song in 1973 with modified lyrics without her agreement and that "everyone" hid it from her when signing. Furthermore, following the enormous success by Daniel Guichard's remake, Michelle Senlis said she had a hard time with the 'false connection' that journalists made between Daniel Guichard and the song." -French Wikipedia


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From: Monique
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 02:16 PM

A LA TOR DE MARMANDA
Occitan (Gascon)

A la tor de Marmanda
Bèth presonèr i avè
Landerideta
Beth presonèr i avè
Landeridèr.

Arrès non l'i va véder
Véder ni visitèr.

Senon la bèra Jana,
La hilha deu jaulièr.

Era li pòrta a béver
A béver e a minjèr.

"Digatz, Jana, m'aimia
Que s'i conda de moèr?"

"Non s'i conda auta causa
Galant, morir calè"

"Puishque cau que jo morí
Ça'i, desliga'm lo pè"

Autanlèu qui 'sté libre
Dehens l'aiga sautè.

A la primèr' ondada,
Tant pregond s'afoncèc.

A la segond' ondada
De l'aiga ne sortèc

Quand siè sus l'autra riba
Per Joaneta cantèc

E tant urós de viure,
Cent potons li mandèc
IN THE TOWER OF MARMANDA


In the tower of Marmanda (Marmande in French)
There was a handsome prisoner. Landerideta
There was a handsome prisoner
Landerider

Nobody would go see him,
See him nor visit him either.

But the beautiful Jane,
The keeper's daughter.

She would bring him drink,
Drink and food.

"Tell me, Jane, my dear,
What do they tell about me?"

"They don't talk about anything but that
You, my handsome boy, must die"

"Since I must die,
Set my foot free"

As soon as he was free,
He jumped into the water.

At the first wave,
He went very deep,

At the second wave
He went out of the water

When he was on the other shore
For Joaneta he sang.

And so happy to be alive
A hundred kisses he sent her
Rendition by Joan-Francés Tisnèr

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 28 Dec 23 - 08:26 PM

Bodach na Nollaig, a children's song for Christmas, words and music by Gillebride MacMillan https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172977


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Nov 23 - 10:12 PM

Nov 2023 Bruach na Carraige Báine (the edge of the white rock)
Lyrics posted at https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=26211
(translation and abc tune given at https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10984 )


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 28 Oct 23 - 09:05 PM

On Monday 16th, Gerry sang "Oseh Shalom".

He said, "The version of Oseh Shalom I did, the musical setting by Michael Hunter Ochs, adds one phrase to the Hebrew.
Leaving out the repetitions, it goes,

Oseh shalom bimromav,
hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu,
v'al kol Yisrael,
v’al kol ha olam.


Which can be translated as,
'May the One who makes peace in the high heavens
make peace for us,
for all Israel
and all the world.'

But any actual performance of the Ochs setting will include lots of repetition. The details of the repetition are to some extent up to the singer (or the choir director).
What I sang, including repeats, was this:

[Oseh shalom bimromav,
Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu,] x3

Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom,
Shalom aleinu, v'al kol Yisrael
Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom,
Shalom aleinu, v’al kol yoshvei teiveil,

Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom,
Shalom aleinu, v'al kol Yisrael
Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom,
Shalom aleinu,
V'al kol Yisrael x3
V’al kol yoshvei teiveil.

The last line, 'V’al kol yoshvei teiveil', translates as 'and all who inhabit the earth.'"


Here is the Hebrew text:

עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם

[עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו,
הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ,](x3)

יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם, יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם,
שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל
יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם, יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם,
שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל כָּל יוֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל,
יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם, יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם,
שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל
יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם, יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם,
שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ
וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל (x3)
וְעַל כָּל יוֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל.



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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 16 Oct 23 - 02:29 PM

Here is the same story but the hunchback is this version is a clever guy!

A L'OMBRETA D'UN ROSIÈR / LO GIBÓS / LO BOSSUT
(Occitan)

A l'ombreta d'un rosièr Joana s'assombrava (bis)
Joana s'assombra en ça
Joana s'assombra en la
Joana s'assombrava

Un gibós ven a passar que la regardava (bis)
Que la regardava en ça
Que la regardava en la
Que la regardava

Que regardatz vos, bossut, ieu siái trop pichòta (bis)
Ieu siái tròp pichòta en ça
Ieu siái tròp pichòta en la
Ieu siái tròp pichòta

Per tant pichòta que siás cal que siás ma mia (bis)
Cal que siás ma mia en ça
Cal que siás ma mia en la
Cal que siás ma mia

Se ta mia vòls que siá cal que ta bòssa saute (bis)
Cal que ta bòssa saute en ça
Cal que ta bòssa saute en la
Cal que ta bòssa saute

Se ma bòssa deu sautar, adieu paura Joana (bis)
Adieu paura Joana en ça
Adieu paura Joana en la
Adieu paura Joana
IN THE SHADE OF A ROSEBUSH / THE HUNCHBACK /THE HUMPBACK


In the shade of a rosebush, Joan was enjoying the shadow (x2)
Joan was enjoying the shadow here
Joan was enjoying the shadow there
Joan was enjoying the shadow.

A hunchback happened to pass who was looking at her (x2)
Who was looking at her here
Who was looking at her there
Who was looking at her

What are you looking at, hunchback, I'm too little/young (x2)
I'm too little/young here
I'm too little/young there
I'm too little/young

How little/young you may be, you have to be my sweetheart (x2)
You have to be my sweetheart here
You have to be my sweetheart there
You have to be my sweetheart

If you want me to be your sweetheart, you have to cut your hump (x2)
You have to cut your hump here
You have to cut your hump there
You have to cut your hump

If my hump has to be cut, farewell, poor Joan (x2)
Farewell, poor Joan here
Farewell, poor Joan there
Farewell, poor Joan
You can hear some versions on this song on Occitanica.eu (right column) and watch the recording of a collection at the link at the bottom of the page.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 09 Oct 23 - 02:28 PM

MARION /LO GIBÓS /LO BOSSUT (Occitan)

Marion jos un pomiò
Que se pimpolhava
Que se pimpolhava d'aicí,
Que se pimpolhava d'ailà,
Que se pimpolhava.

Un gibós ven a passar
Que l'agachava

"Marion se o voliás
Seriás ma mestressa"

"Gibós per que siague aital
Cal copar la giba"

Un còp la giba copada
Lo gibós plorava
MARION /THE HUNCHBACK / THE HUMPBACK

Marion, under an appletree
Was dolling herself up
Was dolling herself up here,
Was dolling herself up there
Was dolling herself up.

A hunchback happened to pass by
Who was looking at her

"Marion, if you wanted to,
You'd be my mistress"

"Hunchback, for it to be so,
You have to cut your hump"

Once the hump was cut,
The hunchback was crying.
This song can be found in many places in different versions. The girl's called Marion (pet name for Mary, now a name of its own), sometimes Margoton (diminutive of Margot, pet name for Marguerite). In all the versions the hunchback deeply regrets to have cut his hump (probably because she didn't want him as a boyfriend even without his hump!)

Savoy version
Lengadòc version

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 29 Sep 23 - 06:09 AM

Cailín Deas Crúite na mBo was sung in Irish Gaelic during the 25 Sept 2023 singaround. Scroll the mainly English language thread "Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow" for two postings of Irish language lyrics in October 2002 by Brian (12 Oct) and by Masuto Sakurai (13 Oct).https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6543#801524


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From: Felipa
Date: 27 Sep 23 - 12:21 PM

On 25 Sept 2023, the day before the first Tuesday of autumn, I sang an Irish Gaelic song, "An Chéad Mháirt de Fhómhair"* https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=48109
(*"the first Tuesday of autumn")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 25 Sep 23 - 02:10 PM

LA BLANCHE BICHE (French)

Celles qui vont au bois, c'est la mère et la fille,
La mère va chantant et la fille soupire

"Qu'a vous à soupirer, Marguerite mon amie ?
J'ai grande peine en moi, et je n'ose le dire

- Je suis fille le jour et la nuit blanche biche
Et mon père le roi, il est à me poursuivre."

"N'y allez plus chasser, sire, je vous en prie,
J'ai rêvé cette nuit que vous perdiez la vie."

Le roi y est bien resté sept ans sans courre la biche
Au bout de sept années, il lui en prie l'envie.

"Qu'on selle mon cheval, je m'en vais courre la biche."
Il l'a si bien courue qu'au point du jour l'a prise.

Quand fallut dépouiller, ne savait plus que dire
"Elle a les cheveux longs et le sein d'une fille."

Et quand vint le souper, "Où donc est Marguerite ?"
- N'est pas bien loin d'ici, elle est dans la cuisine.

Son sang est répandu dans toute la cuisine,
Et dessus les fourneaux, ses pauvres os y grillent."
THE WHITE HIND

Those who go to the woods are the mother and the daughter,
The mother goes singing and the daughter is sighing

“What are you sighing about, Marguerite my dear?
I have a great pain within me and I don't dare say it

- I am a girl by day and a white hind by night
And my father the king is hunting me."

"Don't go hunting again, sire, I beg you,
I dreamed last night that you lost your life.”

The king stayed for seven years without hunting the hind
After seven years, he fancied to do so.

"Saddle my horse, I’m going to hunt the hind."
He hunted her so well that at daybreak he caught her.

When it was time to skin, didn't know what to say
"She has long hair and a girl’s breast."

And when suppertime came, "Where is Marguerite?"
"She's not very far from here, she's in the kitchen.

Her blood is spilled all over the kitchen,
And on the stoves, her poor bones are roasting."
The tune is from the LP "Le Roi Renaud - Ballades Françaises Jean-Loup Baly, Jean-François Dutertre, Yvon Guilcher, Dominique Regef – Le Chant Du Monde – LDX 74568 – 1975"

Mudcat thread about it
A few versions collected in Canada (in MASSIGNON, Geneviève ; DELARUE, Georges. Trésors de la chanson populaire française. Autour de 50 chansons recueillies en Acadie. New edition [online]. Paris: Éditions de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1994 (generated 25 septembre 2023). Available on the Internet: . ISBN: 9782717725933. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/books.editionsbnf.438.)

There are many versions of this song 1, Riccardo Venturi's Italian website Antiwarsongs.org

Recording by Pierre Bensousan (different tune)
Recording by Tri Yann (1974) (different tune)
Variations of the tune just above:
Recording by Malicorne
Recording by Eric Montbel
"Complainte de la blanche biche YouTube page

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 28 Aug 23 - 02:06 PM

LES BELLES ÉTRANGÈRES (French)
Michelle Senlis (1933-2020) / Jean Ferrat (1930-2010)

Les belles étrangères qui vont aux corridas
Et qui se pâment d'aise devant la muleta*
Les belles étrangères, sous leur chapeau huppé
Ont le teint qui s'altère à l'heure de l'épée

Allons, laissez-moi rire, on chasse, on tue, on mange
On taille dans le cuir des chaussures, on s'arrange
Et dans les abattoirs où l'on traîne les bœufs
La mort ne vaut guère mieux qu'aux arènes le soir

Les belles étrangères, quand montent les clameurs
Se lèvent les premières en se tenant le cœur
Les belles étrangères se jurent à jamais
De chasser Ordóñez** de leurs rêves secrets

Allons laissez-moi rire, quand le taureau s'avance
Ce n'est pas par plaisir que le torero danse
C'est que l'Espagne a trop d'enfants pour les nourrir
Qu'il faut parfois choisir la faim ou le taureau

Les belles étrangères, végétariennes ou pas
Quittent leur banc de pierre au milieu du combat
Quittent leur banc de pierre au milieu du combat.
THE BEAUTIFUL FOREIGN LADIES


The beautiful foreign ladies who go to bullfights
And who swoon over the muleta
The beautiful foreign ladies, under their classy hats
Have their complexion that alters at the hour of the sword

Come on, let me laugh, we hunt, we kill, we eat
We cut the shoes in the leather, we make do with it,
And in the slaughterhouses where the oxen are dragged
Death is hardly better than in the arenas in the evening

The beautiful foreign ladies, when the clamor rises,
Are the first to rise, holding their hearts
The beautiful foreign ladies vow to forever
Drive Ordóñez out of their secret dreams

Come on, let me laugh, when the bull comes forward
It is not for pleasure that the bullfighter dances
It's because Spain has too many children to feed them
That sometimes you have to choose hunger or bull

The beautiful foreign ladies, vegetarians or not,
Leave their stone bench in the middle of the fight
Leave their stone bench in the middle of the fight.
*muleta: the stick with a red cloth hanging from it that is used in the final third and obscures the sword
**Ordóñez: Antonio Ordóñez Araujo (6 February 1932 – 19 December 1998): a Spanish bullfighter

Recording by Jean Ferrat
1966 live rendition by Jean Ferrat
Live rendition by Dupont et Pondu

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 26 Aug 23 - 09:00 AM

On Monday Heather Preston sang….

Borrowed from Huapala.org website, a very resourceful site on Hawaiian music and culture.

On their Hanohano_Hanalei page you'll find a link to a music clip and this…

Source: Na Mele O Hawaiʻi Nei - This song was composed about 1924. Manuʻakepa is a bright green seaweed, Molokama, a series of streams that flow thru Hanalei Valley, and Mamalahoa, a mountain peak. Alfred Unauna Alohikea (1884-1936) was born in Waipi`o Valley on the big island, but spent most of his life in Hanalei, Kauaʻi where he composed most of his music. A natural musician, he played by ear and could neither read nor write music. He was famous for his baritone voice and performed with the Royal Hawaiian Band, made one tour of the mainland (1901-02) and played ukulele, guitar, stand-up bass and saxophone. Music clip by Gippy Cooke
HANOHANO HANALEI (Hawaiian)
Alfred Unauna Alohikea (1884-1936)

Hanohano Hanalei i ka ua nui
E pakika i kahi limu o Manuʻakepa
I laila hoʻi au i ʻike iho ai
I ka hana huʻi konikoni i ka ʻili

Aloha kahi one o pua rose
I ka hoʻopē ʻia e ka hunakai
ʻAkahi hoʻi au a ʻike i ka nani
Hanohano Hanalei i ka ua nui

Kilakila kahi wai nā Molokama
I ke kau ʻia mai hoʻi e ka ʻohu
He ʻohu hoʻi ʻoe no ka ʻāina
A Hanalei a e haʻaheo nei

Kilohi i ka nani Māmalahoa
I ka hoʻopē ʻia e ke kēhau
ʻElua wale iho nō māua
ʻEkolu i ka hone a ka ʻehu kai
THE GLORY OF HANALEI


The glory of Hanalei is its heavy rain
Slippery seaweed of Manuʻakepa
There I felt
Tingling cool sensation of the skin

Greetings, o sand and rose flowers
Drenched by sea spray
Never have I seen such splendor
The glory of Hanalei is its heavy rain

Majestic streams of Molokama
Mist covered
You are the mist of the land
That Hanalei cherishes

Behold the beauty of Mamalahoa
Drenched by the dew
She and I are two
Three with the rustle of sea spray
Recording by South Sea Islanders

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 14 Aug 23 - 02:25 PM

This song started as a cabaret song. Now it's known as a children's song.
Normally each line should be repeated.
LE SIRE DE FRAMBOISY (French) - 1855
Ernest Bourget (1814-1864) Laurent de Rillé (1828-1915)

C'était l'histoire du Sire de Framboisy,
Avait pris femme, la plus belle du pays.

Refrain
Et tra, et tra, et tra la la la
Et tra, et tra, et tra la la la (1)

La prit trop jeune, bientôt s'en repentit,
Partit en guerre, afin qu'elle murît.

Revint de guerre après cinq ans et d'mi
N' trouva personne de la cave au chenil.

App'la la belle trois jours et quatre nuits,
Un grand silence, hélas, lui répondit.

Le pauvre Sire courut dans tout Paris
Trouva la dame, dans un bal à Clichy.

Corbleu, princesse, que faites-vous ici,
Voyez, je danse, avecque mes amis

Dans son carosse la r'mène à Framboisy.
Il l'empoisonne avec du vert-de-gris.

Et sur sa fosse il sema du persil,
De cette histoire, la morale, la voici :

À jeune femme il faut jeune mari,
À jeune femme il faut jeune mari.
THE LORD OF FRAMBOISY


It was the story of the Lord of Framboisy,
He'd taken as wife the most beautiful girl in the country.

Chorus
And tra, and tra, and tra la la la
And tra, and tra, and tra la la la

[He] Took her too young, [he] soon regretted it
[He] Went to war so that she could mature.

[He] Returned from war after five years and a half,
[He] Found nobody from cellar to kennel.

[He] Called the lady fair during three days and four nights,
A wide silence, alas, answered him.

The poor Lord ran throughout Paris,
[He] Found the lady in a ball in Clichy.

"Egad, princess, what are you doing here?"
"See, I'm dancing with my friends."

In his coach, brings her back to Framboisy.
He poisons her with verdigris.

And on her grave he sowed parsley,
Here is the moral of this tale:

To a young woman, a young husband is needed,
To a young woman, a young husband is needed.
You can find the lyrics, an English translation, a recording and a sheet music on our Mama Lisa's World page

Recording by
René Quequignon with Jacques Lesprit, Lucette Arsonval, Jackie Lacour, Charles Raynald, Marcel Féru>. In this version, he came back from war after 15 years and a half(!!!!!).
Recording by Les devanautes (children)
Another recording sung by Aude Husson Patru

You can read the version below on the BNF website
Avait pris femme, le Sire de Framboisy
La prit trop jeune, bientôt s'en repentit

Partit en guerre pour tuer les ennemis
Revint de guerre après sept ans et demi

Dans son domaine tout le monde était parti
Que va donc faire le Sire de Framboisy

Chercha sa femme trois jours et quatre nuits
Trouva Madame dans un bal à Paris

Cordieu Madame, que faites-vous ici ?
J' dans' la polka avec tous mes amis

Cordieu Madame, avez-vous un mari ?
Je suis, Monsieur, veuve de cinq ou six

Corrrrdieu, Madame, cette vie_là va finir !
Qui êt's vous doncques pour me parler ainsi ?

Je suis lui-même… le Sire de Framboisy
La prend, l'emmène au château de Framboisy

Lui tranch' la tête d'une ball' de son fusil
Lui creus' une tomb' avec le bout de son parapluie

De cette histoire, la morale la voici :
À jeune femme il faut jeune mari.
The Lord of Framboisy had got himself a wife,
He took her too young, he soon regretted it.

He went to war to kill ennemies
He came back from war after seven years and a half.

In his estate, everybody had left.
What will the Lord of Framboisy do then?

He looked for his wife three days and four nights,
He found Milady in a ball in Paris.

"Gadzooks, Milady, what are you doing here?"
"I'm dancing the polka with all my friends."

"Gadzooks, Milady, do you have a husband?"
"I am, Sir, a widow of five or six of them."

"Gadzooks, Milady, this life is going to end!"
"Who are you to talk to me this way?"

"I am himself… the Lord of Framboisy"
He takes her away to the Framboisy castle,

He cuts her head with a shotgun ball,
He digs her a grave with the tip of his umbrella.

Here is the moral of this tale:
To a young woman, a young husband is needed,
A blog post about the story and a recording on Dastum 44 (in French)

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From: Monique
Date: 07 Aug 23 - 01:55 PM

COMPÈRE GUILLERI (French)
Traditional -before the 18th century
(Children's song)

Il était un p'tit homme
Qui s'appelait Guilleri, carabi
Il s'en fut à la chasse
À la chasse aux perdrix, carabi

Refrain:
Titi, carabi, toto, carabo *, compère Guilleri
te laisseras-tu, te laiss'ras-tu, te laiss'ras-tu mouri**?

Il s'en fut à la chasse
À la chasse aux perdrix, carabi
Il monta sur un arbre
Pour voir ses chiens couri**, carabi

(Refrain)

Il monta sur un arbre
Pour voir ses chiens couri**, carabi
La branche vint à rompre
Et Guilleri tombit***, carabi

(Refrain)

La branche vint à rompre
Et Guilleri tombit***, carabi
Il se cassa la jambe
Et le bras se démit, carabi

(Refrain)

Il se cassa la jambe
Et le bras se démit, carabi
Les dam's de l'hôpital
Sont arrivées au bruit, carabi

(Refrain)

Les dam's de l'hôpital
Sont arrivées au bruit, carabi
L'une apporte un emplâtre
L'autre de la charpie, carabi

(Refrain)

L'une apporte un emplâtre
L'autre de la charpie, carabi
On lui banda la jambe
Et le bras lui remit, carabi

(Refrain)

On lui banda la jambe
Et le bras lui remit, carabi
Pour remercier ces dames
Guill'ri les embrassit***, carabi

(Refrain)

Pour remercier ces dames
Guill'ri les embrassit***, carabi
De cette belle histoire
La morale la voici, carabi

(Refrain)

De cette belle histoire
La morale la voici, carabi
Elle prouve que par les femmes
L'homme est toujours guéri, carabi

(Refrain)
FELLOW GUILLERI



There was a little man
Who was called Gulleri, carabi
He went a-hunting
A-hunting partridges, carabi

Chorus
Titi, carabi, toto carabo, fellow Guilleri
Will you let, will you let, will you let yourself die?

He went a-hunting
A-hunting partridges, carabi
He climbed up a tree
To see his hounds run, carabi

(Chorus)

He climbed up a tree
To see his hounds run, carabi
The branch happened to break
And Guilleri fell down, carabi

(Chorus)

The branch happened to break
And Guilleri fell down, carabi
He broke his leg
And dislocated his arm, carabi

(Chorus)

He broke his leg
And dislocated his arm, carabi
The ladies of the hospital
Arrived because of the noise, carabi

(Chorus)

The ladies of the hospital
Arrived because of the noise, carabi
One brings a plaster
Another brings shredded linen, carabi

(Chorus)

One brings a plaster
Another brings shredded linen, carabi
They bandaged his leg
And set up his arm, carabi

(Chorus)

They bandaged his leg
And set up his arm, carabi
To thank these ladies
Guilleri kissed them, carabi

(Chorus)

To thank these ladies
Guilleri kissed them, carabi
Of this nice story
Here's the moral, carabi

(Chorus)

Of this nice story
Here's the moral, carabi
It proves that by the women
Man is always cured, carabi

(Chorus)
* meaningless words
** mouri, couri, instead of mourir, courir –it was the way to pronounce the infintives in "-ir" until the18th century
*** tombit, embrassit instead of tomba, embrassa, to keep the rhyme.

Mama Lisa's World page with lyrics, translation, midi, recording and score.

Recording 1
Live rendition by a children's choir
1958 recording by Les Quatre Barbus

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: GUEST,diplocase
Date: 03 Aug 23 - 10:05 PM

TODO CAMBIA (EVERYTHING CHANGES)

Written by: JULIO NUMHAUSER of Chile
Made famous by Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa d. 2009

Julio Numhauser, a Chilean singer/song writer, left Chile in 1973 due to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. In 1975 he moved to Sweden where he still is living today. There, in 1982, he composed this song dedicated to his country and the Chilean people.
TODO CAMBIA (Spanish)
© 1982 Julio Numhauser (1940 - )

Cambia, todo cambia (2x)

Cambia lo superficial
Cambia también lo profundo
Cambia el modo de pensar
Cambia todo en este mundo

Cambia el clima, con los años
Cambia el pastor su rebaño
Y así como todo cambia
Que yo cambie no es extraño
Cambia, todo cambia (2x)

Cambia el más fino brillante
De mano en mano, su brillo
Cambia el nido el pajarillo
Cambia el sentir un amante

Cambia el rumbo el caminante
Aunque esto le cause daño
Y así como todo cambia
Que yo cambie no es extraño
Cambia, todo cambia (2x)

Cambia el sol en su carrera
Cuando la noche subsiste
Cambia la planta y se viste
De verde en la primavera

Cambia el pelaje la fiera
Cambia el cabello el anciano
Y así como todo cambia
Que yo cambie no es extraño
Cambia, todo cambia (2x)

Pero no cambia mi amor
Por más lejos que me encuentre
Ni el recuerdo ni el dolor
De mi pueblo, y de mi gente

Y lo que cambió ayer,
Tendrá que cambiar mañana,
Así como cambio yo
En estas tierras lejanas
        Cambia, todo cambia (x2)

Pero no cambia mi amor
Por más lejos que me encuentre
Ni el recuerdo, ni el dolor
De mi pueblo, y de mi gente

Y lo que cambió ayer
Tendrá que cambiar mañana
Así como cambio yo
En estas tierras lejanas
        Cambia, todo cambia (x2)
IT CHANGES, EVERYTHING CHANGES
English translation by Casey (non-singable)

          It changes, everything changes (2x)

That which is superficial changes
Also that which is profound
One’s habit of thought changes
Everything in this world changes

The climate changes with the years
The shepherd alters his flock
and thus, since everything changes,
It’s not so strange that I should change
             It changes, everything changes…(2x)

The glitter of a fine diamond
Changes from one hand to the next
the little bird changes its nest
The feelings of a lover also change

The traveler changes course
Though it do him only harm
and thus, since everything changes,
It’s not so strange that I should change
          It changes, everything changes (2x)

The sun changes its course
so long as night persists
The plant changes, and decks itself
In green when spring is come

The wild things change their winter coat
the hair of an old person changes
and just as everything changes
It’s not so strange that I should change
          It changes, everything changes (2x)

But my love doesn't change
no matter how far away I find myself
neither the memory nor the pain
of my nation and of my people

Whatever changed yesterday
will have to change tomorrow
In just the same way, I change
Here in these far-away lands
       It changes, everything changes (2x)

But my love doesn't change
no matter how far away I find myself
neither the memory nor the pain
of my nation and of my people

What changed yesterday
will have to change tomorrow
In just the same way, I change
Here in these far-away lands
       It changes, everything changes (x2)
Live rendition by Mercedes Sosa
New version by Julio Numhauser and his son Maciel -2016 official video clip with English subtitles
Recording by Quilapayún (with pictures from the late 60's/early 70's and nowadays'. All changes indeed! -Monique)
Todo cambia YouTube page

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 01 Aug 23 - 05:51 PM

in Irish (Gaelic): Cad é sin don té sin? https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=9313


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 14 Jul 23 - 08:55 AM

On Monday Barrie Mathers sang...
TOUS LES GARÇONS ET LES FILLES (French)
1962 © Françoise Hardy (1944 - )

Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Se promènent dans la rue deux par deux
Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Savent bien ce que c'est qu'être heureux
Et les yeux dans les yeux et la main dans la main
Ils s'en vont amoureux sans peur du lendemain
Oui mais moi, je vais seule par les rues, l'âme en peine
Oui mais moi, je vais seule, car personne ne m'aime

Mes jours comme mes nuits
Sont en tous points pareils
Sans joies et pleins d'ennui
Personne ne murmure "je t'aime" à mon oreille

Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Font ensemble des projets d'avenir
Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Savent très bien ce qu'aimer veut dire
Et les yeux dans les yeux et la main dans la main
Ils s'en vont amoureux sans peur du lendemain
Oui mais moi, je vais seule par les rues, l'âme en peine
Oui mais moi, je vais seule, car personne ne m'aime

Mes jours comme mes nuits
Sont en tous points pareils
Sans joies et pleins d'ennui
Oh! quand donc pour moi brillera le soleil?

Comme les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Connaîtrai-je bientôt ce qu'est l'amour
Comme les garçons et les filles de mon âge
Je me demande quand viendra le jour
Où les yeux dans ses yeux et la main dans sa main
J'aurai le cœur heureux sans peur du lendemain
Le jour où je n'aurai plus du tout l'âme en peine
Le jour où moi aussi j'aurai quelqu'un qui m'aime
ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS


All the boys and girls my age
Walk down the street in pairs
All the boys and girls my age
Know what it's like to be happy
And gazing into each other's eyes and hand in hand
They go off in love with no fear of tomorrow
Yes, but I go alone through the streets, my soul in pain
Yes, but I go alone, because no one loves me

My days as well as my nights
Are totally the same
Joyless and full of boredom
No one whispers "I love you" in my ear

All the boys and girls my age
Make together plans for the future
All the boys and girls my age
Know very well what love means
And gazing into each other's eyes and hand in hand
They go off in love with no fear of tomorrow
Yes, but I go alone through the streets, my soul in pain
Yes, but I go alone, because no one loves me

My days as well as my nights
Are totally the same
Joyless and full of boredom
Oh, when will the sun shine for me?

Like boys and girls my age
Will I soon know what love is?
Like boys and girls my age
I wonder when the day will come
When gazing into each other's eyes and hand in hand
I'll have a happy heart with no fear of tomorrow
The day when my soul will no longer be in pain
The day when I too will have someone who loves me
1962 Original recording
1964/09/28 TV show by Françoise Hardy

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 10 Jul 23 - 02:21 PM

It's no masterpiece but my dad used to sing it (that's why I do tonight). I don't know how he learned it, when, where and from whom. There's nothing available about it on the internet.
CAROLINA (French)

Je viens sous ta finestrina
Pour une dernière fois
Car j'ai compris Carolina
Que tu te moquais de moi
Hier encore je le déclare
Je suis parti mécontent
Quand j'accordais ma guitare
Tu m'envoyas un agent
Et pour finir ma chanson
Il m'accompagna au violon

(Refrain)
Pourquoi es-tu cruelle,
Oh Carolina belle ?
Pourquoi donc te montrer si rebelle ?
Oh Carolina, dis-moi pourquoi !

Je t'ai payé des caprices
Des Cinzanos au citron
Des choucroutes à la saucisse
Et des sandwichs au jambon
Des chapeaux à grand plumage
Qui m'ont couté plus de cent francs
Je t'en aurais fait davantage
Mais je n'avais plus d'argent
Pour toi j'ai été gentil
Tu ne m'as jamais dit merci.

(Refrain)

Par une nuit presque sombre
Comme un ancien troubadour
Je me faufilai dans l'ombre
Espérant un peu d'amour.
Mais par la porte cochère
Je n'ai pas vu venir ton chien
Il m'a mordu au derrière
C'est quelque chose que j'ai craint,
Mon pantalon est déchiré
Je n'ai plus rien à te cacher.

(Refrain)
CAROLINA

I come under your little window
For one last time
Because I understood Carolina
That you were laughing at me
Yesterday again I declare it
I left unhappy
When I was tuning my guitar
You sent me a policeman
And to end my song
He accompanied me on the violin/to the prison cell*

(Chorus)
Why are you cruel?
Oh beautiful Carolina,
Why do you show yourself so rebellious?
Oh Carolina, tell me why!

I paid you whims
Cinzano drinks with lemon,
Sauerkraut with sausage
And ham sandwiches
Hats with large plumage
Which cost me more than a hundred francs
I would have done you more
But I had no more money
For you I was nice
You never said thank you to me.

(Chorus)

On an almost dark night
Like an ancient troubadour
I slipped into the shadows
Hoping for a little love.
But by the carriage entrance
I didn't see your dog coming
He bit my behind
It's something I didn't like,
My pants are torn
I have nothing more to hide from you.

(Chorus)
*"violon" is violin but also slang for prison/prison cell

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 06 Jul 23 - 12:14 PM

On Monday Barrie Mathers sang "Non ho l'età", 1964 Eurovision Song Contest Winner.
NON HO L'ETÀ (1964) (Italian)
Lyrics:Nisa (Nicola Salerno 1910 – 1969),
Mario Panzeri (1911 – 1991) & Gene Colonnello (1935-2011)
Music: Nisa & Colonnello

Non ho l'età, non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te
E non avrei, non avrei nulla da dirti
Perchè tu sai molte più cose di me

Lascia ch'io viva un amore romantico
Nell'attesa che venga quel giorno, ma ora no

Non ho l'età, non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te
Se tu vorrai, se tu vorrai aspettarmi
Quel giorno avrai tutto il mio amore per te

Lascia ch'io viva un amore romantico
Nell'attesa che venga quel giorno, ma ora no

Non ho l'età, non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te
E non avrei, non avrei nulla da dirti
Perchè tu sai molte più cose di me

Lascia ch'io viva un amore romantico
Nell'attesa che venga quel giorno, ma ora no

Non ho l'età, non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te
Se tu vorrai, se tu vorrai aspettarmi
Quel giorno avrai tutto il mio amore per te

Lascia ch'io viva un amore romantico
Nell'attesa che venga quel giorno, ma ora no
I'M NOT OLD ENOUGH




I'm not old enough, I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you
And I wouldn't, I wouldn't have anything to say to you
Because you know a lot more than me

Let me live a romantic love
Waiting for that day to come, but not now

I'm not old enough, I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you
If you want, if you want to wait for me
That day you will have all my love for you

Let me live a romantic love
Waiting for that day to come, but not now

I'm not old enough, I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you
And I wouldn't, I wouldn't have anything to say to you
Because you know a lot more than me

Let me live a romantic love
Waiting for that day to come, but not now

I'm not old enough, I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you
If you want, if you want to wait for me
That day you will have all my love for you

Let me live a romantic love
Waiting for that day to come, but not now
"Non ho l'età", lit. "I don't have the age" as in Romance languages we're not X years old, we have X years, so we "have" the age or not to do... whatever.

Live rendition by Gigliola Cinquetti Eurovision Song Contest Winner 1964 (the song begins at ~2:15)
Same video but colorized.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 05 Jul 23 - 01:05 PM

On Monday David sang "C'est l'aviron" (aka "M'en revenant de la jolie Rochelle")
C'EST L'AVIRON

M'en revenant de la jolie Rochelle,(x2)
J'ai rencontré trois jolies demoiselles.

Refrain
C'est l'aviron qui nous mène, qui nous mène,
C'est l'aviron qui nous mène en haut.

J'ai rencontré trois jolies demoiselles (x2)
J'ai point choisi, mais j'ai pris la plus belle.

(Refrain)

J'ai point choisi, mais j'ai pris la plus belle (x2)
J' l'y fis monter derrièr' moi, sur ma selle.

(Refrain)

J' l'y fis monter derrièr' moi, sur ma selle (x2)
J'y fis cent lieues sans parler avec elle.

(Refrain)

J'y fis cent lieues sans parler avec elle (x2)
Au bout d' cent lieues, ell' me d'mandit à boire.

(Refrain)

Au bout d' cent lieues, ell' me d'mandit à boire (x2)
Je l'ai menée auprès d'une fontaine.

(Refrain)

Je l'ai menée auprès d'une fontaine (x2)
Quand ell' fut là, ell' ne voulut point boire.

(Refrain)

Quand ell' fut là, ell' ne voulut point boire (x2)
Je l'ai menée au logis de son père.

(Refrain)

Je l'ai menée au logis de son père (x2)
Quand ell' fut là, ell' buvait à pleins verres.

(Refrain)

Quand ell' fut là, ell' buvait à pleins verres (x2)
À la santé de son père et sa mère.

(Refrain)

À la santé de son père et sa mère (x2)
À la santé de ses sœurs et ses frères.

(Refrain)

À la santé de ses sœurs et ses frères (x2)
À la santé d' celui que son cœur aime.

(Refrain)
IT'S THE OAR

On my way back from pretty La Rochelle city (x2)
I met three pretty young ladies.

Chorus
It's the oar that leads us, that leads us,
It's the oar that leads us to the Upper Country*

I met three pretty young ladies, (x2)
I didn't choose but I took the prettiest.

(Chorus)

I didn't choose but I took the prettiest, (x2)
I had her mount behind me on my saddle.

(Chorus)

I had her mount behind me on my saddle, (x2)
I rode a hundred leagues without a word with her.

(Chorus)

I rode a hundred leagues without a word with her, (x2)
After a hundred leagues, she asked for a drink.

(Chorus)

After a hundred leagues, she asked for a drink,(x2)
I lead her to a fountain/spring.

(Chorus)

I lead her to a fountain/spring, (x2)
When she was there, she didn't want to drink.

(Chorus)

When she was there, she didn't want to drink,(x2)
I lead her to her father's dwelling.

(Chorus)

I lead her to her father's dwelling, (x2)
When she was there, she drank many glassfuls.

(Chorus)

When she was there, she drank many glassfuls, (x2)
To her father's and her mother's health.

(Chorus)

To her father's and her mother's health,(x2)
To her sisters' and her brothers' health.

(Chorus)

To her sisters' and her brothers' health,(x2)
To the health of the one her heart loves.

(Chorus)
*The Upper Country, (Le Pays d'en Haut in French) was a vast territory west of Montreal including the Great Lakes and wherever the French had explored. It depended on Canada.

More information in this Mudcat thread and this one.

In "En roulant ma boule" Marius Barbeau has the same version with a different chorus (the same as Gagnon's version) but also a different last verse,"À la santé de sa sœur et son frère / Du beau galant qui l'a laissée pucelle" (To the health of her sister and her brother, and of the handsome young man who left her a virgin)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Jul 23 - 07:21 PM

Air an Somme, Scottish Gaelic poem/song about the Ballad of the Somme https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170063

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 03 Jul 23 - 02:31 PM

L'AMITIÉ (Sung by Françoise Hardy -1965)
Jean Max Rivière (1937 - ) / Gérard Bourgeois (1936 – 2016)

Beaucoup de mes amis sont venus des nuages
Avec soleil et pluie comme simples bagages
Ils ont fait la saison des amitiés sincères
La plus belle saison des quatre de la Terre

Ils ont cette douceur des plus beaux paysages
Et la fidélité des oiseaux de passage
Dans leurs cœurs est gravée une infinie tendresse
Mais parfois dans leurs yeux se glisse la tristesse
Alors, ils viennent se chauffer chez moi
Et toi aussi, tu viendras

Tu pourras repartir au fin fond des nuages
Et de nouveau sourire à bien d'autres visages
Donner autour de toi un peu de ta tendresse
Lorsqu'un autre voudra te cacher sa tristesse

Comme l'on ne sait pas ce que la vie nous donne
Il se peut qu'à mon tour je ne sois plus personne
S'il me reste un ami qui vraiment me comprenne
J'oublierai à la fois mes larmes et mes peines
Alors, peut-être je viendrai chez toi
Chauffer mon cœur à ton bois
FRIENDSHIP


Many of my friends came from the clouds
With sun and rain as mere baggage
They made the season of sincere friendships
The most beautiful season of the four of the Earth

They have this sweetness of the most beautiful landscapes
And the loyalty of passing birds
In their hearts is engraved an infinite tenderness
But sometimes in their eyes, sadness slips
So they come to warm up at my house
And you too, you will come

You'll be able to go back to the depths of the clouds
And to smile again to many other faces
To give around you a little of your tenderness
When someone else will want to hide their sadness from you

As we don't know what life gives us
I might in my turn not be anyone any longer
If I have a friend left who really understands me
I will forget both my tears and my sorrows
Then maybe I'll come to your house
To warm my heart to your wood
Live rendition on TV by Françoise Hardy

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Subject: ADD: L'Aquila (Lucio Battisti)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jun 23 - 07:06 PM

From Gayle on 26 June 2023

L'AQUILA
(Lucio Battisti)
Il fiume va
Guardo più in là
Un'automobile corre
E lascia dietro sé
Del fumo grigio e me
E questo verde mondo
Indifferente perché
Da troppo tempo ormai
Apre le braccia a nessuno
Come me che ho bisogno
Di qualche cosa di più
Che non puoi darmi tu
Un'auto che va
Basta già a farmi chiedere se io vivo

Mezz'ora fa
Mostravi a me
La tua bandiera d'amore
Che amore poi non è
E mi dicevi che
Che io dovrei cambiare
Per diventare come te
Che ami solo me
Ma come un'aquila può
Diventare aquilone
Che sia legata oppure no
Non sarà mai di cartone, no
Cosa son io non so
Ma un'auto che va
Basta già a farmi chiedere se io vivo
Basta già a farmi chiedere se io vivo

Il fiume va, sa dove andare
Guardo più in là in cerca d'amore
Un'automobile corre, non ci son nuove terre
E lascia dietro sé
Del fumo grigio e me
E questo verde mondo nel quale mi confondo
Indifferente perché
Da troppo tempo, ormai
Apre le braccia a nessuno
Come me che ho bisogno
Di qualche cosa di più
Che non puoi darmi tu
Ma un'auto che va

Basta già a farmi chiedere se io vivo
The river goes
I look further
A car runs
And leave behind
Grey smoke and me
And this green world
Indifferent because
For too long now
It opens its arms to no one
Like me who need
Something more
That you can't give me
A car that goes
It is enough to make me wonder if I live

Half an hour ago
You showed me
Your flag of love
What love then is not
And you told me that
That I should change
To become like you
That you love only me
But how an eagle can
Become a kite
Whether it is related or not
It will never be cardboard, no
I don't know what I am
But a car that goes
It is enough to make me wonder if I live
It is enough to make me wonder if I live

The river goes, knows where to go
I look further in search of love
A car runs, there are no new lands
And leave behind
Grey smoke and me
And this green world in which I get confused
Indifferent because
For too long, now
It opens its arms to no one
Like me who need
Something more
That you can't give me
But a car that goes
It is enough to make me wonder if I live
(automatic translation - corrected by Mudcatter Cattia Salto)

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Lucio Battisti / Mogol


And Martin Ryan sang Plaisir d'Amour

And Gerry Myerson sang Un Canadien Errant

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jun 23 - 06:23 PM

Éirigh Suas a Stóirin - Rise up my darling - Irish Gaelic
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172473

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 12 Jun 23 - 02:06 PM

La femme du Président (French sea shanty)

1. C'est dans la ville de Bordeaux
Qu'est arrivé trois beaux vaisseaux,
Les matelots, qui sont dedans,
Ce sont, ma foi, de bons enfants

Refrain :
Il est temps de prendre un ris
Le vent va souffler cette nuit !

2. Y a une dame dans Bordeaux
Qui est amoureuse d'un matelot,
"Ma servante, va me chercher
Un matelot pour m'assurer !"

3. "Beau matelot, mon bel ami,
Madame m'envoie vous accueillir,
Montez en haut, c'est au premier,
Collation vous y ferez".

4. "Madame que me voulez donc
Moi qui suis matelot tout du long ?"
"Monsieur entrez dans mon salon
La collation nous y ferons !"

5. La collation a duré
Trois jours, trois nuits sans décesser,
Mais au bout de trois jours passés,
Le matelot s'est ennuyé.

6. Le matelot s'est ennuyé,
Par la fenêtre a regardé :
"Madame, donnez-moi congé,
Il fait beau temps, j' veux m'en aller".

7. "Beau matelot, si tu t'en vas,
Bien mal de moi tu parleras,
Tiens voilà cent écus comptés,
Sera pour boire à ma santé."

8. Le matelot en s'en allant
Fit la rencontre du Président :
"Beau président je suis content,
J'ai eu ta femme et ton argent".

9. "Beau matelot, mon bel ami,
Répète-moi ce que t'as dit."
"Monsieur, je dis qu'il fait beau temps
Pour aller sur la mer voguant".

10. Le matelot, dans son vaisseau,
S' mit à chanter des airs nouveaux :
"Vive les dames de Bordeaux
Qui payent à boire aux matelots !"
The President's Wife

1. It's in the city of Bordeaux
That three fine ships arrived,
The sailors, who are inside,
They are, my faith, easy-going young men.

Chorus
It's time to reef the sail
The wind is going to blow tonight!

2. There is a lady in Bordeaux
Who is in love with a sailor,
"My servant, fetch me
A sailor to belay me!"

3. "Handsome/fine sailor, my handsome friend,
Madam sends me to welcome you,
Go upstairs, it's on the first story,
A light meal you will have there".

4. "Madam, what do you want from me
Me who am a sailor all along?"
"Sir come into my living room
The afternoon tea we will have there!"

5. The afternoon tea lasted
Three days, three nights without ceasing,
But after three days,
The sailor got bored.

6. The sailor got bored,
Looked out the window,
"Madam, give me my leave,
The weather is good, I want to go".

7. "Handsome/fine sailor, if you go away,
Very badly of me you will speak,
Here are a counted hundred crowns,
It will be to drink to my health."

8. The sailor on leaving
Met the President:
"Fine president, I'm happy,
I got your wife and your money."

9. "Handsome sailor, my fine friend,
Repeat what you said."
"Sir, I say it's a fine weather
To go sailing on the sea ".

10. The sailor on his ship
Began to sing new tunes:
"Long live the ladies of Bordeaux
Who pay drinks to the sailors !"
This song was collected in Chansons nationales et populaires de France by Dumersan.
The comment before the song reads (translated) The memory of this song has been preserved by a clown from the Boulevard du Temple, named Rousseau, who paraded in front of the door of the Malaga high-rope dancer's show, around 1800, before the famous Bobèche. It is one of those songs of sailors which are sung at seaports, and which lack neither gaiety nor originality.

Version "located" in Saint-Malo
Another set of lyrics recorded by La Bricole on a different tune.
Another set of lyrics sung by Les Marins d'Iroise
Another set of lyrics sung by the group Nordet
This song is also known in Canada. Here is a version sung by the Quebec band Serre l'Écoute.

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Subject: Lyrics: Maria Chuchena
From: Terry SoRelle
Date: 07 Jun 23 - 10:17 AM

This is a song from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. There are hundreds of different versions in practically every mexican idiom: Son Jorocho, conjunto, marichi, even cumbia.

This version if from an album by Krishnasol Jimenez, Maria Kiehr and Roberto Koch, 'Navigating Foreign Waters'. Their arrangments combine Spanish Baroque compositions with mexican traditional son. This one uses a tune for 17th Century composter, Santiago de Murcia

More information and liner notes download is at: https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/n/navigating-foreign-waters-spanish-baroque-music-mexican-folk-music/

The song is about a fisherman who falls in love with the lovely Maria Chuchena who bathes at the mouth of the river near the sea. He calls to her to swim out to his boat so they can swim away. That's the whole story, the rest is birds, Butterflys, flowers, fragrances, a falling star and a non-sencical refrain about 'roofing your house' (go figure).
MARÍA CHUCHENA
Spanish lyrics and translation follow:

Por aquí pasó volando
una linda chuparrosa
una linda chuparrosa
por aquí pasó volando,
y en su piquito llevaba
dos claveles y una rosa
que el viento le deshojaba
como blanca mariposa.

María Chuchena bótate al agua
junto a la proa de mi piragua
María Chuchena bótate al mar
a navegar y le decía:

María María
no techo tu casa
no techo la mía
no techo tu casa
no techo la mía
no techo la casa
de María García.

Lucero brillante hermoso
baja del quinto planeta
que yo pondré en tu peineta
un tulipán oloroso.

María Chuchena se fue a bañar
a orillas del río a orillas del mar
María Chuchena se estaba bañando
y el pescador la estaba mirando
y le decía

María María
no techo tu casa
no techo la mía
no techo tu casa
no techo la mía
no techo la casa
de María García.

Dime qué flor te acomoda
para írtela a cortar
azucena o amapola
o maravilla del mar
azucena o amapola
o maravilla del mar
para cuando estés tú sola
tengas con quien platicar.

María Chuchena bótate al río
junto a la proa de mi navío
María Chuchena bótate al mar
a navegar y le decía:

María María...

Ya me voy flor de sabana
perfumado amanecer
con el sol de la mañana
quisiera volverte a ver
con el sol de la mañana
quisiera volverte a ver
como rosa campirana
y no dejarte de oler.
María Chuchena se fue a bañar…
MARÍA CHUCHENA
English:

This way flew
a beautiful hummingbird,
a beautiful hummingbird
this way flew.
And it carried two carnations
and a rose in its beak,
whose leaves the wind stripped
like a white butterfly.

María Chuchena, jump into the water
by the prow of my canoe.
María Chuchena, jump into the sea
to sail away, and he told her:

María, María,
I don’t roof your house,
I don’t roof mine,
I don’t roof your house,
I don’t roof mine,
I don’t roof the house,
of María García.

Beautiful, bright star,
come down from the fifth planet,
for I will place in your comb
a fragrant tulip.

María Chuchena went to bathe
by the riverside, by the seaside.
María Chuchena was bathing,
and a fisherman looked at her,
and he told her:

María, María,
I don’t roof your house,
I don’t roof mine,
I don’t roof your house,
I don’t roof mine,
I don’t roof the house,
of María García.

Tell me what flower you like
so that I can gather it for you,
white lily or poppy
or wonder of the sea?
White lily or poppy
or wonder of the sea?
So when you are alone
you have someone to talk with.

María Chuchena, jump into the water
by the prow of my canoe.
María Chuchena, jump into the sea
to sail away, and he told her:

María, María…

I’m leaving now, flower of the plain,
fragrant dawn,
I would like to see you again
with tomorrow’s sun.
I would like to see you again
with tomorrow’s sun
like a rose from the fields,
and not stop smelling you.
María Chuchena went to bathe…

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Subject: Lyrics: Los Laureles
From: Terry SoRelle
Date: 07 Jun 23 - 10:03 AM

At Monique's request. Here are the lyrics to 'Los Laureles'. It is a Mexican folksong and mariachi standard:
¡Ay, qué laureles tan verdes!
¡Qué rosas tan encendidas!
Si piensas abandonarme mejor quítame la vida
Alza los ojos a verme
Si no estás comprometido

Eres mata de algodón
Que vives en el capullo
Ay, que tristeza me da
Cuando te llenas de orgullo
De ver a mi corazón
Enredado con el tuyo

Eres rosa de Castilla
Que solo en mayo se ve
Quisiera hacerte un invite
Pero la verdad no sé
Si tienes quien te lo evite
Mejor me separaré

Por ahí va la despedida
Chinito por tus quereres
La perdición de los hombres
Son las benditas mujeres
Y aquí se acaban cantando
Los versos de los laureles
Oh, what green laurel trees!
What flaming roses!
If you are thinking of leaving me
Better to take away my life.
Raise your eyes to look at me
If you’re not promised to another.

Your are a little sprout of cotton
That lives in the bud,
How sad it makes me
When you get full of pride
To see my heart
Entangled with yours,

You are a rose of Castille,
That’s only seen in May,
I’d like to make you an invitation,
But, really, I don’t know,
If you have someone to prevent it,
Better that I leave.

Now comes the farewell,
Chinita for your love,
The downfall of men
Are the blessed women,
And here we end the singing
The verses of the laurel trees.
(Chinita is an affectionate word for a woman with Asian features)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 07 Jun 23 - 08:31 AM

On Monday Jaras sang...
РЕВЕ́ ТА СТО́ГНЕ ДНІПР ШИРО́КИЙ

1. Реве та стогне Дніпр широкий,
Сердитий вітер завива,
Додолу верби гне високі,
Горами хвилю підійма.

2. І блідий місяць на ту пору
Із хмари де-де виглядав,
Неначе човен в синім морі,
То виринав, то потопав.

3. Ще треті півні не співали,
Ніхто ніде не гомонів,
Сичі в гаю перекликались,
Та ясен раз у раз скрипів.
THE WIDE DNIEPER ROARS AND GROANS

1. The wide Dnieper roars and groans,
The angry wind howls,
Bending down the tall willows,
Rising mountain-like waves.

2. And the pale moon at that time
Peeks out from the clouds,
Like a boat in a deep-blue sea,
That rises and sinks.

3. The third rooster had not yet crowed,
No one was making any noise,
The owls in the grove were calling,
And the ash tree creaked now and then
Transliteration:

Reve ta stohne Dnipr shyrokyy

Reve ta stohne Dnipr shyrokyy,
Serdytyy viter zavyva,
Dodolu verby hne vysoki,
Horamy khvylyu pidiyma.

I blidyy misyats' na tu poru,
Iz khmary de-de vyhlyadav,
Nenache choven v synim mori
To vyrynav, to potopav.

Shche treti pivni ne spivaly,
Nikhto nide ne homoniv,
Sychi v hayu pereklykalys',
Ta yasen raz-u-raz skrypiv.

You can find the whole Shevchenko's poem and an English translation on Lyrics Translate site

Sheet music
A choir rendition
Other videos: Reve ta stohne Dnipr shyrokyy YouTube page

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 06 Jun 23 - 01:49 AM

On May29th Jim Lucas sang…
O! DEN SKØNNE, SKØNNE MAJ!
(majsang)
nr. 219 in Danmarks melodibog

|: O! den skønne, skønne Maj! :|
Rundt paa Mark og Høje
staa med aabent Øje
Blomster smaa paa hver en Vej.
|: O! den skønne, skønne Maj! :|
Herlig, herlig er den skønne Maj!

|: O, Natur, hvor skøn er du! :|
Træets Knopper svulmer.
Livet stille ulmer
i hvert lille Frøkorn nu.
|: O, Natur, hvor skøn er du! :|
Herlig, herlig, o, Natur, er du!

|: O, den friske Morgenluft! :|
Blomster, Græs og Blade
Duggens Perler bade,
rundt sig spreder søde Duft.
|: O, den friske Morgenluft! :|
Herlig, herlig kvæger Morgenluft!

|: Overalt er Jubelklang! :|
Fuglen muntert triller,
og mens hyrden spiller,
lyder Pigens glade Sang.
|: Overalt er Jubelklang! :|
Herlig, herlig toner Glædens Sang!
OH! THE LOVELY, LOVELY MAY!
(May song)
English singable translation by Jim Lucas

|: Oh! the lovely, lovely May! :|
'Round the fields and heights
stand with open eyes
Little flowers on every way.
|: Oh! the lovely, lovely May! :|
Glorious, glorious is the lovely May!

|: O, Nature, how lovely you are! :|
Buds of the tree swell.
Life wakes that was still,
in every little seed there.
|: O, Nature, how sweet you are! :|
Glorious, glorious, O Nature, you are!

|: O, the fresh morning air! :|
Flowers, Grass and Leaves
Each dewdrop pearl bathes,
all around spreads fragrant air.
|: O, the fresh morning air! :|
Glorious, glorious blows the morning air!

|: Joyous cheers are everywhere! :|
The bird trills on its way,
and while the shepherd plays,
the girl sings a happy air.
|: Cheers are everywhere! :|
Glorious, glorious tones of the joyous song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 05 Jun 23 - 05:36 PM

Steve sang

MICHÁLEK

Ta uninská rola černo pooraná
Zabil tam pacholka ujhéli z unína

Vy tetko doračko smutná neveselá
Vezem vám synáčka v halénečce z pola

Vy tetko doračko nic sa nelekajte
Na vašeho synka bielú plachtu dajte

Michale michálku kdo je ti příčina
Kdo by byl matičko ujhéli z unína

Pošlite matičko
Pro tých knězú kbelských
Já sa vyzpovídám svojich hříchú těžkých

A proč ty michálku
Kbelských knězú žádáš
Avšak ty michálku tolik hříchú nemáš

Jestli si já matičko tolik hříchú neměl
Však jsem já nejednu panenku podvédel

A ten kbelský cinter kolem malovaný
Leží tam michálek pěkně pochovaný

Na jeho hrobečku rozmarýn zelený
Těm kbelským pacholkom
Roste na znamení
YOUNG MICHAL (MICHAEL)

Plowed black fertile ground of Unín
Young lad was killed there and they rushed from Unín

Aunty Dora, sad and gloomy
We are carying your son from the field

Aunty Dora, don´t be frightened
Cover your son with white cloth

Michal, my Mickey, who did that to you
Who would that be, mother, they rushed from Unín

Send, mama dear
For the priests from Kbely
I will make a confession of my heavy sins

And why, Mickey
Do you ask for the priests from Kbely
You haven´t commited that many sins

How could you tell I haven´t commited many sins, mama dear
When I cheated on so many maids

The painted cemetary of Kbely
Little Michal is lying there, buried nicely

Green rosemary on his grave
Is growing as a warning
to all the rascals of Kbely
Translation borrowed from Lyrics Translate

Recording by Čechomor
Live rendition by Čechomor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 23 - 03:43 PM

ZA FALA FALA

Lyrics: Jaroslaw Tomczyk (Jaras) based on "Wave Over Wave" by Jim Payne
tune: "Quare Bungle Rye"


Ja jestem Able Rogers, marynarz i chwat
Mój szkuner trzymasztowy, jest dla mnie jak brat
Oplynalem juz ziemie w wzdluz poprzek i wszerz
Lecz na slonym pustkowiu najlepiej mi jest

Z wiatrem pod wiatr, za fala fala
Tak bardzo szczesliwy jak morze pozwala
Bo cóz dla zeglarza takiego jak ja
Wazniejsze niz morze, zaloga i jacht
Skorupa, maszty, zagle, to caly mój swiat

Robota jest ciezka, znój pot lzy i krew
Lecz rece mam silne i pewnosc mam ze
Gdy skonczymy charówe, przytuli nas port
W nim tance i spiewy, whiskey najlepszy sort

Z wiatrem pod wiatr…

Dziesiec miesiecy w roku o dom zona dba
By w kominku skrzyl ogien, dzieci rosly jak trza
I nie moze pojac jak to jest ze maz
Zamiast siedziec przy zonie, na morze gna wciaz

Z wiatrem pod wiatr…

Czterdziesci lat w morzu, przy linach za sterem
Czasami pomysle, ech rzuc to w cholere
Co mnie tutaj trzyma: ziab, deszcz czy brak snu (lecz)
Gdybym mógl dzisiaj wybrac, morze wybralbym znów

Z wiatrem pod wiatr, za fala fala
Tak bardzo szczesliwy jak moze pozwala
Bo cóz dla zeglarza takiego jak ja
Wazniejsze niz morze, zaloga i jacht
Skorupa, maszty, zagle, to caly mój swiat
WAVE OVER WAVE
lyrics \: Jim Payne




Me name's Abel Rogers, a shareman am I,
On a three-masted schooner from Twillingate Isle;
I've been the world over, north, south, east, and west,
But the middle of nowhere's where I like it best.

Where it's wave over wave, sea over bow,
I'm as happy a man as the sea will allow;
There's no other life for a sailor like me,
But to sail the salt sea, boys, sail the sea;
There's no other life but to sail the salt sea.

The work it is hard and the hours are long,
My spirit is willing, my back it is strong;
And when our work's over then whiskey we'll pour,
We'll dance with the girls upon some foreign shore.

Where it's wave over wave…

I'd leave my wife lonely ten months of the year,
She made me a home and raised my children dear;
But she'd never come out to bid farewell to me,
Or ken why a sailor must sail the salt sea.

Where it's wave over wave…

I've sailed the wide oceans four decades or more,
And many times wondered what I do it for;
I don't know the answer, it's pleasure and pain,
With life to live over, I'd do it again.

Where it's wave over wave, sea over bow,
I'm as happy a man as the sea will allow;
There's no other life for a sailor like me,
But to sail the salt sea, boys, sail the sea;
There's no other life but to sail the salt sea.
Sail the salt sea, boys, sail the sea;
There's no other life but to sail the salt sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 05 Jun 23 - 02:33 PM

LO ROSSINHÒU MESSATGIER (Provençal)

Pèr un dimenge de matin
Ai pres lei claus de mon jardin
Pèr n'en culhir la violeta
La blanca flor dau jaussemin
Pèr ne'n fair' un boque' a ma mia
Avans de sortir dau jardin

Quand lo boquet es estat fach
Sabiáu pas pèr cu lo mandar
L'i a 'gut lo rossinhòu sauvatge
Lo messatgier deis amorós:
"Pèr ieu, vòs-tu fair' un messatge
A ma mia, la Blancaflor?"

Lo rossinhòu a pas mancat
Dau jòli* bòsc s'es envolat
Sus la fenèstra de la bèla
Lo rossinhòu a fach tres torns:
"Revelhatz-vos la graciosa,
Vos aduse un boquet de flors!"

Que Dieu benisse* lei saluts
E mai aqueu que leis adutz
Ne'n ai bèn d'autres calenhaires
Ne'n ai bèn d'autreis amorós
Ne'n ai bèn d'autres calenhaires
Mai pèr aqueu, pòrta la flor.

"Bèla, quand siáu en quauqua part
Parle de vos, siáu jamai las,
Parle que de vòstrei "louangis*"
Ambé de vòstre bòn renom
Que siatz polida coma un "angi*",
Semblatz la filha d'un baron!"
THE MESSENGER NIGHTINGALE

On a Sunday morning
I took the keys of my garden
To pick up violets,
White jasmine flowers
To make a bouquet for my sweetheart
Before leaving my garden.

When the bouquet was made
I didn't know who to send it by,
There was the wild nightingale,
The lovers' messenger:
"Will you take a message for me
To my sweetheart, Blancaflor (Whiteflower)

The nightingale didn't fail,
He flew from the pretty wood
To the beauty's window
The nightingale turned three times,
"Wake up, you gracious one,
I bring you a bouquet of flowers!"

"May God bless the greetings
And also the one who brings them.
I do have other suitors,
I do have other lovers
I do have other suitors
But for this one, bring the flower."

"Beauty, when I am somewhere,
I talk about you, I'm never tired,
I talk only about your praises,
And about your good renown,
About your being pretty like an angel,
You look like a baron's daughter!"
*The words with an asterisk are provençalized French words


Collected by Damase Arbaud in "Chants populaires de la Provence", published in 1864 (or here.
Also published in "Cantam provencau, cançonier dau calen" in 1977 and 1994 by Luciana Porte-Marrou

Incomplete recording by Trobaritz d'Oc

Slightly different version by Renat Sette & Pierre Bonnet

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 26 May 23 - 01:45 PM

On May 1st, Joe Fineman sang part of "Moscow May"
МОСКВА МАЙСКАЯ

Утро красит нежным светом
Стены древнего Кремля,
Просыпается с рассветом
Вся Советская земля.

Холодок бежит за ворот,
Шум на улицах сильней.
С добрым утром, милый город,
Сердце Родины моей!

Припев:
Кипучая,
Могучая,
Никем непобедимая
Страна моя,
Москва моя, —
Ты самая любимая!

Солнце майское, светлее
С неба синего свети,
Чтоб до выси мавзолея
Нашу радость донести.

Чтобы ярче заблистали
Наши лозунги побед,
Чтобы руку поднял Сталин,
Посылая нам привет.

(Припев).

Разгорелся день веселый,
Морем улицы шумят,
Из открытых окон школы
Слышны крики октябрят.

Май течет рекой нарядной
По широкой мостовой,
Льется песней необъятной
Над красавицей Москвой.

(Припев).

День уходит, и прохлада
Освежает и бодрит.
Отдохнувши от парада,
Город праздничный гудит.

Вот когда встречаться парам!
Говорлива и жива,
По садам и по бульварам
Растекается Москва.

(Припев).

Стала ночь на день похожей,
Море света над толпой.
Эй, товарищ! Эй, прохожий,
С нами вместе песню пой!

Погляди! Поет и пляшет
Вся Советская страна,
Нет тебя милей и краше,
Наша красная весна!

(Припев).

Голубой рассвет глядится
В тишину Москвы-реки,
И поют ночные птицы —
Паровозные гудки.

Бьют часы Кремлевской башни,
Гаснут звезды, тает тень...
До свиданья, день вчерашний,
Здравствуй, новый, светлый день!

(Припев).
MOSCOW MAY

The morning paints the walls
Of the ancient Kremlin with soft light
And the whole Soviet land
Wakes up with the sun

A cool breeze runs through the gate,
The noise increases in the streets
Good morning my dear city
The heart of my homeland.

Refrain:
Boiling,
Powerful,
Never defeated
My homeland,
My Moscow,
You are the most beloved.

May the sun of May
Be more powerful from the blue sky
To bring our happiness
Back to the mausoleum.

So that the banners of our victories
Shine more brightly,
For Stalin to raise his hand
And greet us

(Refrain)

The joyful day dawns,
The streets rustle like the sea
And the cries of "oktiabriats"* can be heard
Through open school windows

May flows like a festive river
On the wide pavement
And it flows like an endless song
Above beautiful Moscow.

(Refrain)

The day is fading
And the coolness is coming.
Having rested from the parade,
The city is humming

And now is the time for couples to meet
Talkative and lively.
Moscow spreads
In the gardens and on the boulevards

(Refrain)

The night has become like the day
The sea of light over the crowd
"Hey comrade, hey passers-by
Sing the song with us."

Look at the whole Soviet country
Singing and dancing.
There is nothing sweeter and more beautiful
Than our beautiful spring

(Refrain)

The blue dawn looks into
The calm of the Moskva river
And the night birds sing:
They are the sirens of the locomotives

The Kremlin tower clock strikes
The stars disappear
The shadows fade away
Goodbye yesterday, hello to a bright new day.

(Refrain)
*The "oktiabriats" are the pupils between 7 and 9 years old, the pioneers between 9 and 14 years old
And then the komsomols between 14 and 17 years old and then it was the party card.

Recording (to get you in the mood). The lyrics and an English translation are below the video.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 22 May 23 - 05:54 PM

Òran Beinn Lì (Scottish Gaelic) by "Màiri Mhòr nan Òran" (Big Mary of the Songs) https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=168388


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 22 May 23 - 02:27 PM

C’ÉTAIT UN PETIT MATELOT (French)

C’était un petit matelot
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
C’était un petit matelot
Oh, oh, petit matelot.

Voguait de Brest jusqu’à Frisco
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
Un jour le temps se fit très gros
Oh, oh, petit matelot.

Serr’ les voiles tout le monde en haut
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
Tomb' de plus de vingt mètr's de haut
Oh, oh, petit matelot.

Et l’on mit la chaloupe à l’eau
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
Pour vite le tirer des flots
Oh, oh, petit matelot

Mais on n' sauva que son chapeau
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
Sa vieille pipe et ses sabots,
Oh, oh, petit matelot.

Peut-être bien qu' le p’tit matelot
Sur les flots de la mer indienne
Est dans le ventr' d’un cachalot
Oh, oh, petit matelot.
THERE WAS A LITTLE SAILOR

There was a little sailor
On the Indian sea waves,
There was a little sailor,
Oh, oh, little sailor.

He sailed from Brest to Frisco
On the Indian sea waves,
One day the weather went very rough
Oh, oh, little sailor.

Furl the sails, everybody high up
On the Indian sea waves,
Falls from more than twenty meters high
Oh, oh, little sailor.

And they launched the lifeboat
On the Indian sea waves,
To quickly pull him out of the sea
Oh, oh, little sailor.

But they only rescued his hat
On the Indian sea waves,
His old pipe and his clogs,
Oh, oh, little sailor.

Maybe the little sailor
On the Indian sea waves,
Is inside a toothed whale belly
Oh, oh, little sailor.
Live rendition by Les Couillons de Tomé

Rendition by Jean-Melchior Delpias


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 20 May 23 - 03:12 AM

On Monday, Steve sang
C'EST LE MAI, JOLI MAI (French)

C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai

Salut, gens de cette assemblée
Nous sommes venus vous visiter
Longtemps nous a fallu marcher
Et nous sommes bien fatigués
Pour chanter...

C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai

Merci, gens de cette assemblée
D'être venus nous écouter
Et d'avoir bien voulu veiller
Jusqu'à la fin de la soirée
Pour chanter...

C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai

Salut, gens de cette assemblée
Voici l'heure de nous séparer
Mais en rentrant dans vos maisons
Vous emportez cette chanson
Pour chanter...

C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai

Mais qu'avez-vous à tant pleurer
À gémir et à soupirer
Sans mentir nous vous promettons
De revenir à la saison
Pour chanter...

C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
C'est le mai, joli mai
C'est le joli mois de mai
IT'S MAY, PRETTY MAY

It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May

Hi, people of this gathering
We've come to visit you
A long time we had to walk
And we are very tired
To sing...

It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May

Thank you, people of this gathering
For coming to listen to us
And to have kindly stayed awake
Until the end of the evening
To sing...

It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May

Hi, people of this gathering
It's time to part ways
But when going back to your homes
You take away this song
To sing...

It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May

But what's the matter for your crying so much,
Moaning and sighing
Without lying we promise you
To come back on the [same] season
To sing...

It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
It's May, pretty May
It's the pretty month of May
Live recording by Malicorne
Live rendition by Malicorne on 2012-07-24 in Quimper (around 6:30)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Felipa
Date: 17 May 23 - 09:03 PM

Thíos i dTeach an Torraimh (Irish Gaelic), Down at the Wake-House (a love song, the wakehouse is simply were the couple met)
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172393


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
From: Monique
Date: 15 May 23 - 03:35 PM

L'AUCÈU EN GABIÒLA (Occitan)

Aicí ne'n ven tres aucelets (x2)
Sus un brancon d'oliva, vòla. (x2)

N'i a dos que cantan lo plaser (x2)
E l'autre lei saluda, vòla. (x2)

Aqueu que lei saluda tots (x2)
Lo fau portar a ma mia, vòla. (x2)

Ah! Tenètz, mia, un aucelet (x2)
Metètz-lo en gabiòla, vòla (x2)

Fasètz-l'i lo restar sèt ans (x2)
Sensa manjar ni beure, vòla (x2).

Quand lei sèt ans ne'n son passats (x2)
Lo rossinhòu s'envòla, vòla. (x2)

La dama li corre a l'après (x2)
Coma una frema fòla, vòla. (x2)

Arrèsta, arrèsta, rossinhòu, (x2)
Retòrna en gabiòla, vòla (x2)

Te farai manjar de pan blanc (x2)
Te darai de mon beure, vòla. (x2)

N'en vòle ges de ton pan blanc (x2)
E ni mai de ton beure, vòla. (x2)

Ieu manjarai d'erba de camp (x2)
De la pas caucigada, vòla (x2)

Ieu beurai d'aiga dau rocàs (x2)
De la pas trebolada, vòla (x2)

Ieu cantarai a mon plaser (x2)
Coma mei camaradas, vòla (x2)

Ame mai estre aucèu de camp, (x2)
Qu'un aucèu de gabiòla, vòla. (x2)
THE BIRD IN A CAGE

Here come three little birds (x2)
On a little branch of an olive tree, fly (x2)

There are two singing the pleasure (x2)
And the other one greets them, fly (x2)

The one that greets them all, (x2)
I have it brought to my sweetheart, fly (x2)

Ah, here you go, sweetheart, a little bird, (x2)
Put it in a cage, fly (x2)

Have it stay there for seven years, (x2)
Without food nor drink, fly (x2)

When the seven years are over, (x2)
The nightingale flies away, fly (x2)

The lady runs after it, (x2)
Like a crazy woman, fly (x2)

Stop, stop, nightingale, (x2)
Go back into the cage, fly (x2)

I'll give you white bread to eat (x2),
I'll give you some of my drink, fly (x2)

I don't want any of your white bread (x2)
Nor of your drink, fly (x2)

I'll eat field grass (x2)
The one that is not trodden, fly (x2)

I'll drink rock water (x2)
The one that is not clouded, fly (x2)

I'll sing at my leasure (x2)
Like my fellows, fly (x2)

I like better be a field bird (x2)
Than a bird in a cage, fly (x2)
Recording by MacCann duet concertina G. Carrère


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