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Official song of the carnival of Nice 1950
Lyrics and music by Roger Lucchesi and Louis Unia. Traditional from County of Nice.

The theme for this year 1950 is “Carnaval et sa suite en 1900” (Carnival and his retinue in 1900).

Carnaval Carnival Official song of the carnival of Nice 1950

First page of the music sheet for Carnaval, illustration by J. Luc, éd. Charles Dreyer, 1950.
 1st verse               
Li a una saisoun
En touta li maïoun,
A Nissa, a Nissa,
Doun souartou travestis,
Béou masque e confettis,
E tutti quanti.
E zou, e zou, e zou, plu de soucis.
 There is a season
In all the houses,
At Nice, at Nice,
From where go out in fancy dress,
Pretty masks and confetti,
     Big noses
And all the rest.
Zoom, zoom, zoom, no more worries.

     Carneval !
     Tira mouala,
Vaï bala d’aqui, daïa,
     Carneval !
     Se m’agantes
     Lou t’aganti,
S’aganteren touï ensen.
En avant lu ritournellas,
En avant lu tourbillouns,
Saüten touï en ribanbella
E lou couar plein de cansouns.
     Carneval !
Li plu belli, li plu laïdi,
Juventu, viei sensa den,
Avess touï la vouastra chança
Si proufitas doü moument.
E viva Carneval !
E viva, viva Carneval !
     “Pull spring”,
Let go and dance here and there,
     If you catch me
     I catch you,
We will catch all together.
Forward the ritornello,
Forward the whirls,
Let’s jump all together
And the heart full of songs.
The most beautiful girls, the ugliest,
Young boys, old men without tooth,
You all have your luck
If you take advantage of the moment.
And long live Carnival!
And long live, long live Carnival!

2nd verse               
C’était en dix-neuf cent
Un soir de carnaval,
À Nice, à Nice,
Que la jolie Toinon
Connut le beau Léon,
Du dieu Cupidon.
Et zou, et zou, et zou et allez donc !
 It was in 1900
One evening of carnival,
At Nice, at Nice,
That the pretty Antoinette
Met the beautiful Leon,
Of the god Cupid.
Zoom, zoom, zoom and let go!

     Carnaval !
     Courses folles
Des joyeux couples masqués,
     Carnaval !
     Qui ne durent
Que le temps de les chercher...
Et en avant la musique !
On fête les noces d’or
De ce couple magnifique
Qui fut gâté par le sort.
     Carnaval !
Jeunes ou vieux, en cadence,
Laiderons, prix de beauté,
Carnaval offre sa chance,
Tâchez donc d’en profiter.
Ohé ! C’est carnaval !
Ohé ! Ohé ! C’est carnaval !
     Crazy running
Of the cheerful couples in a mask,
     Love affairs
Only the time to search them...
And forward the music!
It is celebrated the golden wedding
Of this magnificent couple
That was blessed by the fate.
Young or old, in time,
Ugly girls, prizewinner of beauty contest,
Carnival offers his luck,
Do let endeavour to take advantage of it.
Hey! It’s Carnival!
Hey! Hey! It’s Carnival!

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