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Monique Any May songs? (224* d) RE: Any May songs? 02 May 21

Here is the Oc/French version of the song 3 posts above.


Lo mes d'abril se n'es anat
Lo mes de mai es arribat

Eh! Marions les filles,
Les filles font bon marier,
Les filles font bon marier
Quand elles sont gentilles.

Botatz la man au nid dels uòus
Que cada man ne'n pòrte nòu!


Io que soi lo pòrta-panièr
Portarei lo nid tot entièr!


S'avètz manhans* a espelir
Dieu vos los farà reussir!


S'avètz filhas a maridar
Dieu las vos farà ben plaçar!


E si nos volètz res donar
A vòtra pòrta anam c... ridar!**


The month of April has gone
The month of May has arrived

Hey, let's marry the girls,
The girls are good to marry,
The girls are good to marry
When they're nice.

Put your hand into the eggs nest,
Let every hand to bring nine!


I, who am the basket-carrier,
Will carry the whole basket.


If you have silk worms (eggs) about to hatch out
God will make them succeed!


If you have daughters to marry off,
God will make you place them well


And if you don't want to give us anything
At your door we're going to sh…out!


*Southern France had an important silk farming production during the 19th century that slowly decreased till WW II when it disappeared. Today's production is anecdotal.
**In Canteloube it reads like that but in "Anthologie de la chanson occitane", Cécile Marie, Maisonneuve et Larose, 1975, it's spelled out "cagar" without the "c…ridar" thing which translates beautifully in French as "c… rier" and in English "sh…out".

As sung by
La Mal Coiffée (a 4 women band)

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