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(The Lady)
Traditional Christmas carol from Villefranche-sur-Mer, County of Nice, collected by the canon Henri Carol.

1st verse
La pičusouleta bella n’agut un enfant (twice)
Que toui lu rei dòu mounde l’adoureran. (twice)
 The beautiful virgin got a child (twice)
All kings of the world will worship. (twice)

2nd verse
Touta la vesinansa a fŕ lou pan (twice)
Per fŕ li batejŕia d’aquel enfant. (twice)
 The whole neighbourhood made the bread (twice)
To make the (1) dinner of baptism for this child. (twice)

3rd verse
Aiŕ n’en ven ’na frema m’un cavagnòu (twice)
Me tre quartié de tourta e doui, tre òu. (twice)
 Over there is coming a woman with a basket (twice)
With three quarters of pie and two, three eggs. (twice)

4th verse
Aiŕ n’en ven un’ autre per lou valoun. (twice)
Ella, s’es acipada en un bouissoun. (twice)
 Over there is coming an other by the small valley. (twice)
She, she stumbled over a bush. (twice)

5th verse
Una s’es embranchada ’n’un rouméguié (twice)
Per s’assegre mai autre qu’čron premié. (twice)
 An other hanged on to a bramble bush (twice)
To follow close to [the] other who were first. (twice)

6th verse
Una d’aquesti frema va s’apressŕ (twice)
De l’Enfant de Maria per lou faissŕ. (twice)
 One among these women is going to approach (twice)
The son of Mary to wrap him. (twice)

7th verse
La Vierge li respouonde que soun enfant (twice)
Noun recéurŕ de faissa que dai siéu man. (twice)
 The Virgin answer her that her child (twice)
Will receive swaddling clothes only by her [own] hands. (twice)

8th verse
Aquesta paura frema, d’aqueu refut (twice)
N’en resta touta nčca e noun di rčn. (twice)
 This poor woman, by this refusal (twice)
Rankles stunned and says nothing. (twice)

1. Li batejŕia is feminine plural in nissart.

• Delrieu (Georges), Anthologie de la chanson niçoise (Anthology of the Song from Nice), Nice, publisher Delrieu & Co, 1960, p. 244.
• 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. 224.


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