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Monique Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English (140* d) RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English 16 Feb 21

LA CALHA (Occitan)
(O calha, bla calha)

Oh, calha, bla calha ont as ton nis?(x2)
Aval, dedins la prada, lo long del riu (x2)

Oh, calha, bla calha, de qu'es bastit?(x2)
Es de borra de lbre e de lapin (x2)

Oh, calha, bla calha, qu i a dedins?(x2)
Dos uus coma los autres mes pus polits(x2)

Oh, calha, bla calha, qual te noirs?(x2)
Son tres polidas srres de mon pas(x2)

Una me prta l'aiga, l'autra lo vin (x2)
L'autra la canoneta per m'endormir (x2)
(Oh, Quail, Pretty Quail)

Oh, quail, pretty quail, where is your nest?(x2)
Down in the meadow, along the river (x2)

Oh, quail, pretty quail, what is it made of?(x2)
It's made of hare and rabbit fur(x2)

Oh, quail, pretty quail, what is there inside?(x2)
Two eggs like any other, but prettier (x2)

Oh, quail, pretty quail, who's feeding you (x2)
Three pretty sisters from my country (x2)

One brings me water, the other one, wine (x2)
The other one, a little song to lull me to sleep (x2)
This song is a bourre dance song (the verses order is different). Here is another live rendition. Recording of a version collected by Joseph Canteloube.
You'll also find the lyrics, a translation, a sheet music and a midi file, an mp3 and embeded YouTube videos on Mama Lisa's World (self advertising).
Sometimes the nest is "pel puch de la bastida" (on/around the farm hill).

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