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(Bim, bang, boom!)
Official song of the carnival of Nice 1959
Nissart lyrics by Francis Gag, music by Tony Rainaud. Traditional from County of Nice.

The French original lyrics by Jean-Fernand Fabre are not reproduced here. The text given corresponds to the literal translation from the version in Nissart.

The theme for this year 1959 is “Carnaval dans la Lune” (Carnival in the Moon).

Bim, bam, boum ! Bim, bang, boom! Official song of the carnival of Nice 1959

First page of the music sheet for Bim, bam, boum !, illustration by Gustav Adolf Mossa, éd. Delrieu frères, 1959.
 1st verse
Las de vèire au clar de luna
Pierrot souspirà,
De l’audi en la nuech bruna
Plourà e cantà,
Las de vè cadun, caduna
Rire, calignà,
Carneval, en la luna,
S’ès pensat de s’en anà
E de gran matin
Si mette à camin.
 Weary of seeing in the moonlight
Pierrot sighing,
Of hearing him in the brown night
Weeping and singing,
Weary of seeing everybody
Laughing, courting,
Carnival, on the Moon,
Was thinking to go
And early in the morning
He sets off.

Bim, bam, boum,
Carneval ès en la luna,
Bim, bam, boum,
Es èu que li fa la lèi,
Bim, bam, boum,
Que coucagna, que fourtuna,
Bim, bam, boum,
Que d’avè un pariè rèi !
Lou Gran Carre et lou Pichin
Beluguèjon en bouoi vesin.
Uès baissat e un’a una,
Li estéla duerbon lou bal,
Fan ounour à Carneval.
Li a de joia en la luna.
 Bim, bang, boom,
Carnival is on the Moon,
Bim, bang, boom,
It’s him who lays down the law,
Bim, bang, boom,
How lucky! what a fortune,
Bim, bang, boom,
Having such a king!
The great wagon and the little one (1)
Are twinkling as good neighbours.
Eyes lowered and one after the other,
The stars make the first move,
They do credit to Carnival.
There is joy on the Moon.

2nd verse
Damoun, aco s’endevina,
Qu noun sau qu ès ?
Cadun li fa bouona mina
E li di : venès !
De chambreta en chambreta
S’en va, jugarèu.
Venus en camiheta
Li fa vè lu siéu boutèu.
Lou vièi sacripan
Crès d’avé vint an.
 Up there, this can be guessed,
Who don’t know who he is?
Everyone simpers
And says him: come!
From small bedroom to small bedroom
He goes, cheerful.
Venus wearing a very short nightdress
Let see him her calf.
This old scoundrel
Believes he is twenty.

3rd verse
A fouorça de fa briguela,
Lou poudès pensà,
S’ès fa petà li bartela ;
Dèuguet s’arrestà.
— Vous laissi, bouoi Lunairotou,
Siéu miech estais.
Per mi sauvà lu tòtou
E mi tirà dòu pastis,
Sabi un paradis :
Es lou miéu pais !
 If he keeps on doing buffoon,
You can think this,
He “breaks loose his braces”;
He had to stop.
— I leave you, good “Moonmen”,
I’m half stale.
To save my bones
And rescue myself from the fix,
I know a paradise:
It’s my country!

1. Lou Gran Carre, the great wagon, and lou Pichin, the little one, i.e. Ursa major, the Great Bear, and Ursa minor, the Little Bear.

• Delrieu (Georges), Anthologie de la chanson niçoise (Anthology of the Song from Nice), Nice, publisher Delrieu & Co, 1960, p. 182-183.
• 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. 50-51.


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