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Official song of the carnival of Nice 1926
Nissart lyrics by Dominique Jules Mari, music by Hyacinthe Tarelli, known as Cinto Tarelli. Traditional from County of Nice.

The theme for this year 1926 is “La marmite aux Enfers” (The cauldron in Hell).

Fla ! Fla !  Official song of the carnival of Nice 1926

First page of the music sheet for Fla ! Fla ! illustration by Gustav Adolf Mossa, éd. Delrieu frères, Nice, 1926.
 1st verse               
De retour vers lou sièu tronou
Carneval a rescountrat
          Una filla
De buona familla ;
Couma si suona Petronou
Per prenoun li a dounat
Era indicat !
          Cat !
 Back to his throne
Carnival met
          A girl
From a good family;
As her name is Petronou
For first name he gave her
It was suitable!

Petronilla ! Regina dei flou !
Petronilla ! Per aquestu giou
Zou ! Distribu’ a toui l’allegria !
Zou ! Fai n’en anà en ravaria !
Petronilla ! Fai lou bacanal !
Petronilla ! Mena toui lu bal’ !
Zou ! Fai sautà bulou e viei ra... pla... pla !
Zou ! Que cadun s’amuse sensa...
          Fla ! Fla !
 Petronilla! Queen of the flowers!
Petronilla! During these days
Shoo! She distributes elation to everybody!
Shoo! Let do us to be delirious [with joy]!
Petronilla! Let do the drunken dance!
Petronilla! She leads all the dances!
Shoo! Let do the sturdy men and the old “done in” jump!
Shoo! Let everybody play without...
          Fla ! Fla !

2nd verse               
Nouostra nouvell’ Eurydissa,
Que li a chivus coupat,
Es tan bella filla
Que souta lou ciel de Nissa,
Doun cadun ès enflamat’,
Sau si faire aimà !
          Fla !
 Our new Eurydice (1),
Who has cut hair (2),
Is so pretty girl
That beneath the Nice sky,
Where everybody flares up,
Knows how to be loved!

3rd verse               
À l’infer cour’avìa sete,
Si mandava en lou gavai
          De pastilla
De buona vanilla.
Ma despi lou giou dei gipe
Noun vòu plus suçà giamai,
Que de gipe en fai !
          Fai !
 In Hell when she was thirsty,
She scoffed in her throat
But since day of “plasters (3)
She wants to suck for ever,
Only plaster in packet (4)!

4th verse               
Coura la festa finida
Embé lou sièu bèu roman,
Si farà la filla,
Lu diau, toui en partida,
Counduche dau viei Satan,
          En familla,
Li zounzouneran
          Zan !
 When the feast is ended,
With her beautiful story,
Will do the girl,
The devils, together join in,
Take her to the old Satan,
          With the family,
Will murmur her

1. In the Greek mythology, Eurydice died bit by a snake. Her husband Orpheus, granted by Zeus, went down to Hell to bring her back on the Earth. He calmed the ferocious Cerberus, pacified for a while the Furies, and was allowed by Hades to take back Eurydice, on one condition: Orpheus had not to look at Eurydice before steping across the threshold of Hell. But Orpheus forgot this condition, and Eurydice disappeared for ever.

2. During Belle Époque (ca. the Edwardian era) – first years of 20th century – and the Roaring Twenties, the fashion for women was to have an urchin cut.

3. The “plaster day” refers to the last carnival day during which were used confetti that, in the past, were not made of paper, but formed by small pellets of plaster. The nissartgip” designates gypsum from which is extracted the plaster, and, by metonymy, the plaster itself.

4. Fai: bundle, and more generally load to carry.

• Delrieu (Georges), Anthologie de la chanson niçoise (Anthology of the Song from Nice), Nice, publisher Delrieu & Co, 1960, p. 176-177.
• Tosan (Albert), Princivalle (Gaël) and d’Hulster (Frédéric), Anthologie de la chanson du comté de Nice (Anthology of the Song from County of Nice), Nice, Serre publisher, series “Encyclopædia niciensis – Patrimoine régional”, volume III, 2001, p. 130-131.


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