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Lyrics by Nicolas Saboly, known as Micoulau Sabòli. Traditional from Provence.
Tune “of the echo” (remote trumpet sound, the shepherds, an angel).

This Christmas carol has been published on 1669 in the 2nd book, with number 14.

1st verse
Chut ! teisas-vous : m’es avis qu’ause uno voues,
(Echo) M’es avis qu’ause uno voues.
Es l’Ecò, la babihardo,
Que resouno dins lou boues,

(Echo) Que resouno dins lou boues.
Tararo poun poun (1) ! Tararo poun poun !

(Echo) Tararo poun poun ! Tararo poun poun !
Coumpagnoun, prenès bèn gardo
Que n’arribe rèn à nostei moutoun,

(Echo) Que n’arribe rèn à nostei moutoun.
 Shush! Shut up! Methinks I hear a voice,
(Echo) Methinks I hear a voice.
It’s Echo, the chatterbox,
Reverberating in the woods,
(Echo) Reverberating in the woods.
Taratata! Taratata!
(Echo) Taratata! Taratata!
Companions, be well careful
That nothing happens to your sheep,
(Echo) That nothing happens to your sheep.

2nd verse
Qu’es tout eiçot ? Es belèu d’enfantarié,
(Echo) Es belèu d’enfantarié.
— Crese pas, car lei troumpeto
Soun de la cavalarié,

(Echo) Soun de la cavalarié.
Tararo poun poun, etc.
De sòudard la costo èi neto,
La pas èi pèr tous caires e cantoun,

(Echo) La pas èi pèr tous caires e cantoun.
 What is this? It’s may be the infantry,
(Echo) It’s may be the infantry.
— I don’t think so, because trumpets
Are [the ones] from cavalry,
(Echo) Are [the ones] from cavalry.
Taratata, etc.
Of soldiers the coast is clean,
Peace is by all sides and corners,
(Echo) Peace is by all sides and corners.

3rd verse
Es bèn resoun qu’un chascun parle à soun tour,
(Echo) Qu’un chascun parle à soun tour.
Es quauque courrié que passo,
Que vai o vèn de la court,

(Echo) Que vai o vèn de la court.
Tararo poun poun, etc.
Es lou Grand Venur que casso,
Que dono dòu cor, lou counèisse proun.

(Echo) Que dono dòu cor, lou counèisse proun.
 It’s reasonable everyone speaks in turn,
(Echo) Everyone speaks in turn.
It’s some courier passing,
Going or coming from the court,
(Echo) Going or coming from the court.
Taratata, etc.
It’s the master of the royal hounds hunting,
Sounding horn, I well know him,
(Echo) Sounding horn, I well know him.

4th verse
Li a quaucarèn que n’avèn pas devina,
(Echo) Que n’avèn pas devina :
Vese dòu coustat dòu polo
Tout lou cèu enlumina.

(Echo) Tout lou cèu enlumina.
Tararo poun poun, etc.
Vesès-vous acò que volo ?
Sèmblo tout-à-fèt un poulit garçoun,

(Echo) Sèmblo tout-à-fèt un poulit garçoun.
 There is something we have not guessed,
(Echo) We have not guessed.
It is seen over by the Pole
The whole sky illuminated,
(Echo) The whole sky illuminated.
Taratata, etc.
Do you see what’s flying?
It seems entirely a nice boy,
(Echo) It seems entirely a nice boy.

5th verse
Paurei bergié, vàutre sias bèn estouna !
(Echo) Vàutre sias bèn estouna !
Auto ! prenès bon courage,
Car lou Fiéu de Diéu es na,

(Echo) Car lou Fiéu de Diéu es na.
Tararo poun poun, etc.
Vèn vous tira d’esclavage
E douna soun sang pèr vosto rançoun,

(Echo) E douna soun sang pèr vosto rançoun.
 Poor shepherds, all of you are well amazed!
(Echo) All of you are well amazed!
Go on (2)! Take good heart!
Because God’s Son was born,
(Echo) Because God’s Son was born.
Taratata, etc.
He comes to take you out of slavery
And to give his blood for your ransom,
(Echo) And to give his blood for your ransom.

1. Tararo poun poun ! onomatopoeia of the trumpet sound.
2. Auto ! interjection indicating encouragement.

Bibliography
     • Saboly (Nicolas), Recueil des noëls composés en langue provençale (Collection of Christmas carols composed in Provençal language), 1668-1674, reprint Fr. Seguin, printer and bookseller, Avignon, 1856, p. 18-19.

 

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