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(Holy cup)
Lyrics by Frédéric Mistral (1867), music according to
Guihaume, Tòni, Pèire, Christmas carol of the 17th c. by Nicolas Saboly.
Traditional from Provence.

This poem written by Frédéric Mistral is often regarded as the anthem of Provence (1).

To Félix Gras, August 1867.

1st verse            
Prouvençau, veici la coupo
Que nous vèn di Catalan.
Aderèng beguen en troupo
Lou vin pur de nostre plant.
 Provençal people, here is the cup
That the Catalans gave us.
Let us drink all together
The pure wine from our wineyards.

Chorus            
Coupo santo
E versanto,
Vuejo à plen bord,
Vuejo abord
Lis estrambord
E l’enavans di fort !
 Holy cup
And overflowing
May you pour abundantly,
May you pour in streams
The enthusiasm
And the energy of the strong!

2nd verse            
D’un vièi pople fièr et libre
Sian bessai la finicioun ;
E, se toumbon li Felibre,
Toumbara nostro Nacioun.
 Of an old and proud people
We may be the very last;
And should the félibres (2) fall
So will our nation fall.

3rd verse            
D’uno raço que regreio
Sian bessai li proumié gréu ;
Sian bessai de la Patrio
Li cepoun emai li priéu.
 Of a race germinating again
We may be the first grain;
We may be of our motherland
The stocks and the pillars.

4th verse            
Vuejo-nous lis esperanço
E li raive dóu jouvent,
Dóu passat la remembranço
E la fe dins l’an que vèn.
 May you pour us the hopes
And the dreams of the youth,
Of the past the memories
And the faith in next year.

5th verse            
Vuejo-nous la couneissènço
Dóu Verai emai dóu Bèu,
E lis àuti jouïssènço
Que se trufon dóu toumbèu.
 May you pour us the knowledge
Of Truth and Beauty,
And the high delights
That defy the grave.

6th verse            
Vuejo-nous la Pouësio
Pèr canta tout ço que viéu,
Car es elo l’ambrousio
Que tremudo l’ome en Diéu.
 May you pour us the Poetry
To sing all that lives,
For this is the ambrosia
That turns man into a god.

7th verse (maestoso)            
Pèr la glori dóu terraire
Vautre enfin que sias counsènt,
Catalan, de liuen o fraire,
Coumunien toutis ensèn !
 For the glory of the land,
You, consenting at last,
Catalans, from afar o brothers,
Let us receive communion all together.

1. See also Se canto and Nissa la bella.
2. Felibre, member of the Felibrige, a cultural movement for preservation and revival of the Provençal language and traditions, founded by Frédéric Mistral.


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