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(The Mower)
Nissart lyrics and music by Joseph Passeron. Traditional from County of Nice.

1st verse
Auprès de la ribièra,
Virouli, rouli,
Auprès de la ribièra,
Anèn segà lou prà,
Virouli, roulà.
 Near the river,
Virouli, rouli,
Near the river,
Let’s go and reap the meadow,
Virouli, roulà.

2nd verse
Lou matin un segaire,
Virouli, rouli,
Lou matin un segaire,
Si mete à segà,
Virouli, roulà.
 In the morning, a mower,
Virouli, rouli,
In the morning, a mower,
Begins to reap,
Virouli, roulà.

3rd verse
Arriba una fiha (...)
Que vèn per viroulà (...)
 A girl is arriving (...)
Who comes to whirl (...)

4th verse
Din una cabagneta (...)
Li pouorta lou dinà (...)
 In a small basket (...)
She brings him the meal (...)

5th verse
« Di-mi, di-mi, segaire, (...)
Doun vouoles-ti dinà ? (...)
 “Let me know, let me know, mower, (...)
Where do you want to have lunch? (...)

6th verse
— Me tu, souta l’oumbreta (...)
Mi metrai per dinà (...)
 — With you, under the light shade (...)
I’ll sit to have lunch (...)

7th verse
« Per coumensà, fiheta, (...)
Laisse-mi t’embrassà (...)
 “To begin, little girl, (...)
Let me kiss you (...)

8th verse
— M’embrasserias, coumpaire, (...)
Se voulès m’espousà (...) »
 — You would kiss me, fellow, (...)
If you would marry me (...)”

• Delrieu (Georges), Anthologie de la chanson niçoise (Anthology of the Song from Nice), Nice, publisher Delrieu & Co, 1960, p. 65.
• 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. 242.


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