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(The Daisy)
Traditional song from County of Nice.

1st verse
Lou plan vert
Es cubert
De paisan, cadun travailla.
Fan de fai,
O de tai ;
Lou gal canta, l’ae raia.
 The green floor
Is covered
Of peasants, everybody works.
They does bundles of sticks,
Or notches;
The cock sings, the donkey brays.

2nd verse
Can e cat
Soun courcat
À l’oumbra su l’erba mouola.
Ben redoun
Coum’ un poum,
Tounin juga, si bressoula.
 Cat and dog
Are laying
In the shade on the soft grass.
Well round
As an apple,
Antony is playing, he swings.

3rd verse
Una niéu
Dòu bouon Dieu
Soubre dai paisan s’arresta.
E plan-plan,
En lou plan,
L’aiga bagna qauqui vesta.
 A cloud
Of the good Lord
On the peasants stops.
And slowly,
On the floor,
The water makes wet some jackets.

4th verse
Trouna, plou
Couma fàu.
Can e cat, Miquèu, la frema
Couroun toui
À maioun
E vitou cadun s’estrema.
 It’s thundering, it’s raining
As it does.
Dod and cat, Michael, the woman,
All are running
To home
And quickly everyone shuts himself.

5th verse
À maioun,
Bouona maire de familha,
Pia alena,
Fieu, ciseu,
Mette un pounch à la camilha.
 At home,
Good housewife,
Takes needle,
Thread, scissors,
Mends the shirt.

6th verse
De la siéu coulougna tira
Lu civus
E lou fus
Mounta, cala, vira, vira...
[Woman] tidy,
With her distaff pulls
The hair (1)
And the spindle
Goes up, and down, turns, turns...

7th verse
Noun es ren.
« Laisseren,
Di Miquèu, passa la raissa. »
Lou paisan
Fuma en tan
Una pipa. Ma ramaissa.
 It’s nothing.
“We will leave,
Says Michael, the shower pass.”
The peasant
Smokes, while waiting,
A pipe. But the rain stops.

8th verse
Un bel arc,
Clar e larc,
Sus de mount Gros si desplega.
Lou rigau
Dòu siéu trau
Parte, vola, redoublega.
 A beautifull rainbow,
Clear and large,
On the Mount Gros unfurls.
The robin
From its hole
Leaves, flies, warbles.

9th verse
Va, pitan
E sautant.
D’estouireta s’esperleca
Bouon, e di :
Que plesi !
Es a doui pas d’una leca.
 It goes, eating
And hopping.
Of earwigs it licks its lips
Well, and says:
What a pleasure!
It is just at a stone’s throw from a trap.

10th verse
Un bouon vent
Dòu pounent
Souffla e casca un pàu li fuèia.
Lou souleu
Surbe lèu (2)
Aqueli gouta de pluèia.
 A good wind
From west (3)
Blows and shakes a bit the leaves.
The sun
Quickly absorbs
These drops of rain.

11th verse
Lu siéu rai
Dous e gai
Caressoun li margarida,
E dai brout,
À degout,
L’aiga toumba coulourida.
 Its rays
Soft and cheerful
Stroke the daisies,
And from shoots,
Drop after drop,
The water falls, colored.

12th verse
Que splendour !
Sus li flour,
Parpaioun, tavan, abèia
Venoun mai.
Au travai
Retournas, garçoun e filha !
 What a splendour!
On the flowers,
Butterflies, cockchafers, bees
Come again.
At work
Go back, boys and girls!

1. Coming from shearing of the sheep.
2. Lou souleu | Surbe lèu...: the review Nice historique (cf. infra, Bibliography) has published here Lou souleu | Suorte, bèu... (The sun | Goes out, drinks...).
3. Pounent: the sunset side.

• 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. 160.
• revue Nice historique, Nice, n° 2-3, 1914, p. 284-285.


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