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(The Laces)
Tune Quand la mer Rouge apparut. Traditional from Provence.

1st verse
Sian de jouìnei courdelié,
Fasen de courdello,
E dins noueste bèu mestié
Servèn fouèço bello ;
Dins nouesto boutigo vèn
De touto sorto de gènt,
Mai lei pu poulido (twice)
Soun lei mies servido. (twice)
 We are young lace-makers,
We make laces (1),
And in our nice craft
We serve many belles;
In our shop are coming
All kinds of people,
But the most polite (twice)
Are the best served. (twice)

2nd verse
Nouéstei rèire, dins soun tèms,
Fasien de courdello,
Chasco maire s’en souvèn,
Fiho riserello !
Car segur an pa’ óublida
De se faire courdela
Pèr de fin coumpaire (twice)
Que se lagnon gaire. (twice)
 Our kings, in the past,
Were making laces,
Each mother remember,
Mocking girl!
As, sure, they haven’t forgotten
To make them laced
By crafty cronies (twice)
That doesn’t very complain. (twice)

3rd verse
Lei courdello que fasèn
Soun boueno e coumodo,
E se fau, vous prouvarèn
Que soun à la modo...
Mai, fiheto, aprouchas pas !
De noueste gàubi doutas ?
Se poudèn pas plaire, (twice)
Leis anan desfaire. (twice)
 The laces we make
Are good and convenient,
And if we have to, we will prove you
They are fashionable...
But, little girl, don’t approach!
Of our deportment (2) you doubt?
If we can’t please, (twice)
We are going to undo them. (twice)

1. Courdello: lace. Courdelà, to lace up; sès courdelado souletto, she gets laced herself.
2. Gàubi: appearance, bearing, deportment, look...

• Vidal (François), Lou Tambourin (The Tambourine), Remondet-Aubin, Aix-en-Provence, J. Roumanille, Avignon, 1862, p. 277.


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