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(The Wedding of the Ant)

Nissart lyrics by Joseph Passeron, music by François Mattei and Joseph Passeron. Traditional from County of Nice.

1st verse
« O bella fourmigueta,
Que cerques dins lou prat ?
— Cerqui pas de viouleta,
Mi vouoli maridà. »
 “O! Beautifull and small ant,
What are you looking for in the meadow?
— I don’t look for violets,
I want to marry me.”

Chorus
O pichina fourmiga,
Despache-ti !
Au bla creisse l’espiga,
Maride-ti !
 O! Small ant,
Hurry up!
At wheat (2) grows the ear,
Let marry yourself!

2nd verse
« Parpaioun, bèu coumpaire,
Mi vouòli maridà !
— De tu, pouòdi ren faire,
Sabes mancou voulà.
 “Butterfly, pretty fellow,
I want to marry me!
— Of you, I can’t do nothing,
You just don’t know how to fly.

3rd verse
— Limaçoun de la vigna,
Mi vouòli maridà !
— Per iéu, siès tròu maligna,
Vai-t’en ti proumenà.
 — Snail of the vine,
I want to marry me!
— For me, you are too much cunning,
Let go and walk.

4th verse
— Dins la tiéu maiouneta,
Espouse-mi, tavan !
— Per iéu, siès tròu maigreta,
Veiren au Jou de l’an. »
 — In you small house,
Marry me, cockchafer!
— For me, you are too much skinny,
We will see for New Year.”

5th verse
Aupres de la limaça
La bella va plourà.
Ma la sesoun si passa,
Noun si mariderà.
 Near the slug
The belle goes and weep.
But the season passes,
It will not marry.

6th verse
La pàura fourmigueta,
D’espous n’a pas trouvat.
Si farà mounigueta,
L’amour li passerà.
 The poor small ant,
Husband it didn’t found.
It will go for nun,
Love will pass.

7th verse
La bella fourmigueta,
D’espous n’en vòu pas.
Si trova ben souleta,
Si vòu pas maridà.
 The beautifull small ant,
Husband it don’t want.
It feels comfortable alone,
It doesn’t want to marry itself.

Last chorus
O pichina fourmiga,
Fai toun camin !
Laissa au bla l’espiga,
Fai toun camin.
 O! Small ant,
Go your way!
Leave wheat the ear,
Go your way.

1. Georges Castellana, Dictionnaire niçois-français, gives fourniga.
2. Bla, or gran, seed (of wheat).

Bibliography
     • 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. 161.

 
Discography
     • La Belugada, Cants de Provensa e dòu païs Nissart, volume 2.

 

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