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(Good morning, Ann)
Traditional song from Guillaumes, County of Nice.

A pastourelle collected in the village of Guillaumes.

1st verse
« Bonjour, Nanon, mon aimable bergère.
— Bouònjou, moussù, qu’ès aco que voulès ? (twice)
 “Good morning, Ann, my kind shepherdess.
— Good morning, sir, what dou you want? (twice)

2nd verse
— J’ voudrais avoir ton petit cœur en gage.
— Nani, moussù, n’en espèrou un bergèu. (twice)
 — I would want to have your little heart as a token.
— Nay, sir, I hope for a shepherd. (twice)

3rd verse
— Est-il heureux, le berger qui t’adore ?
— E ben, moussù, n’es pas tant malurous. (twice)
 — Is he happy, the shepherd who adores you?
— Well, sir, he is not so unhappy. (twice)

4th verse
— Nanon, viens à l’ombre, sous ce feuillage.
— Nani, moussù, crègni pas lou soulèu. (twice)
 — Ann, come in the shade, under this foliage.
— Nay, sir, I don’t fear the sun. (twice)

5th verse
— Oui, mais alors, tu peux craindre la lune ?
— E ben, moussù, acheta-mi un capèu. (twice)
 — Yes, but so, may be you fear the moon?
— Well, sir, buy me a hat. (twice)

6th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, pourquoi cette arrogance ?
— Et vous, moussù, perqué siès amourous ? (twice)
 — Tell me, Ann, why this arrogance?
— And you, sir, why are you in love? (twice)

7th verse
— Suis amoureux pour que tu sois heureuse.
— E iou, moussù, per mi fichà de vous. (twice)
 — I’m in love because I want you to be happy.
— And me, sir, to poke fun at you. (twice)

8th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, qui t’a si mal apprise ?
— E vous, moussù, ount avès estudià ? (twice)
 — Tell me, Ann, who so badly teaches you?
— And you, sir, where did you learn? (twice)

9th verse
— J’ai étudié au château de mon père.
— E iou soulet’ en gardant moun troupèu. (twice)
 — I was learning in my father’s castel.
— And me [all] alone, while looking after my flock. (twice)

10th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, le nom de ton village.
— Apprenè-lou e après lou saurès. (twice)
 — Tell me, Ann, the name of your village.
— Learn it and then you will know it. (twice)

11th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, qui il y a dans ton village.
— Un ai de mai coura vous li serès ! » (twice)
 — Tell me, Ann, who is in your village.
— One more donkey when you will be there!” (twice)

Jean-Baptiste Toselli (see below Bibliography) has collected the following version:

1st verse
« Adieu, Nanon, ma charmante bergère.
— E ben, moussu, ch’ es che mi voulès ?
 “Hello, Ann, my charming shepherdess.
— Well, sir, what dou you want to me?

2nd verse
— Je te voudrais, Nanon, sur la fougère.
— Anas, moussu, parlas coma sabès !
 — I would want you, Ann, on the fern.
— Go on, sir, you know how to speak!

3rd verse
— Je te voudrais à l’ombre d’un bocage.
— Anas, moussu, craigni pas lou soulèu !
 — I would want you in the shade of a grove.
— Go on, sir, I don’t fear the sun!

4th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, le nom de ton village.
— Apprenelo, moussu, e pi lou saurès.
 — Tell me, Ann, the name of your village.
— Learn it, sir, and then you will know it.

5th verse
— Qu’il est heureux, le berger qui t’adore.
— Avès pa tort, si cres pa malerous.
 — How he is happy, the shepherd who adores you.
— You are not wrong, he doesn’t think he is unhappy.

6th verse
— Dis-moi, Nanon, pourquoi tu es si rigoureuse.
— E vous, moussu, perchè sies tant amourous.
 — Tell me, Ann, why you are so rigorous.
— And you, sir, why you are so in love.

7th verse
— Si je le suis, c’est pour te rendre heureuse.
— E jeu, moussu, per mi truffar de vous. »
 — If I am, it’s to make you happy.
— And me, sir, to dupe you.”

• Delrieu (Georges), Anthologie de la chanson niçoise (Anthology of the Song from Nice), Nice, publisher Delrieu & Co, 1960, p. 41.
• Toselli Jean-Baptiste, Rapport d’une conversation sur le dialecte niçois, Nice, Ch. Cauvin, 1864, p. 110.
• revue Nice historique, Nice, n° 2, 1954, p. 59.


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