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Monique Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English (130* d) RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English 01 Jul 21


Call and Answer song. All the verses follow the same pattern as the first.
TROIS JEUNES MARINS PORTEURS DE LETTRES
(Chant à danser d'Arzon – Bretagne)

Meneur : Trois jeunes marins porteurs de lettres, la
Trois jeunes marins porteurs de lettres,
Groupe : Trois jeunes marins porteurs de lettres, la,
Trois jeunes marins porteurs de lettres

Meneur : Dessus la mer, ma lon lan lirela
Dessus la mer ont navigué.
Groupe : Dessus la mer, ma lon lan lirela
Dessus la mer ont navigué.


L’ont navigué sept ans sur mer, la
L’ont navigué sept ans sur mer,
Sans jamais la, ma lon lan lirela,
Sans jamais la terre approcher

Au bout de la septième année, la,
Au bout de la septième année
Le pain le vin, ma lon lan lirela
Le pain le vin leur a manqué

Faudra tirer la courte-paille, la
Faudra tirer la courte-paille
Pour savoir qui, ma lon lan lirela
Pour savoir qui sera mangé

Le capitaine a fait les pailles, la
Le capitaine a fait les pailles,
La plus courte, ma lon lan lirela
La plus courte lui est restée.

"Mangerons-nous le capitaine, la
Mangerons-nous le capitaine
Qui a pour nous, ma lon lan lirela
Qui a pour nous tant de bonté ?

— Oh non ni non, dit le petit mousse, la
Oh non ni non, dit le petit mousse
Pour vous la mort, ma lon lan lirela
Pour vous la mort j’endurerai !

— Pour moi la mort si tu endures, la
Pour moi la mort si tu endures
Cent écus d’or, ma lon lan lirela
Cent écus d’or je t’y donnerai !"

Il n’était pas à demi-hune, la
Il n’était pas à demi-hune
Se mit à rire, ma lon lan lirela
Se mit à rire et à chanter

" Courage, mes enfants, courage, la
Courage, mes enfants, courage
Je vois la terre, ma lon lan lirela
Je vois la terre de tous côtés.

Je vois les tours de Babylone, la
Je vois les tours de Babylone
Sept charpentiers, ma lon lan lirela
Sept charpentiers y travailler.

Je vois les moutons sur la lande, la
Je vois les moutons sur la lande
Trois belles bergères, ma lon lan lirela
Trois belles bergères à les garder.

Je crois que j’en reconnais une, la
Je crois que j’en reconnais une,
C’est ma maîtresse, ma lon lan lirela
C’est ma maîtresse du temps passé."

L’ont navigué sept ans sur mer, la
L’ont navigué sept ans sur mer,
Et l'histoire peut, ma lon lan lirela,
Et l'histoire peut recommencer.
THREE YOUNG SAILORS, LETTERS CARRIERS
(Dance song from Arzon– Brittany)

Leader: Three young sailors, letters carriers, la
Three young sailors, letters carriers,
Group: Three young sailors, letters carriers, la,
Three young sailors, letters carriers

Leader: On the sea, ma lon lan lirela
On the sea sailed.
Group: On the sea, ma lon lan lirela
On the sea sailed.


They sailed seven years on the sea, la
They sailed seven years on the sea,
Without ever, ma lon lan lirela,
Without ever getting close to land

At the end of the seventh year, la,
At the end of the seventh year
Bread, wine, ma lon lan lirela
Bread, wine were lacking.

Will have to draw straws, la
Will have to draw straws
To know who, ma lon lan lirela
To know who will be eaten

The captain made the straws, la
The captain made the straws,
The shortest, ma lon lan lirela
The shortest was left to him.

"Will we eat the captain, la
Will we eat the captain
Who has for us, ma lon lan lirela
Who has for us so much kindness?"

"Oh no nor no, said the little apprentice sailor, la
Oh no nor no, said the little apprentice sailor
For you, death, ma lon lan lirela
For you, death I will endure!"

"If you endure death for me, la
If you endure death for me
A hundred gold crowns, ma lon lan lirela
A hundred gold crowns I'll give you!"

He wasn't half way to the maintop, la
He wasn't half way to the maintop
He started to laugh, ma lon lan lirela
He started to laugh and to sing.

"Stay strong, my children, stay strong, la
Stay strong, my children, stay strong!
I see land, ma lon lan lirela
I see land on all sides.

I see Babylon's towers, la
I see Babylon's towers
Seven carpenters, ma lon lan lirela
Seven carpenters a-working there.

I see sheep on the moor, la
I see sheep on the moor,
Three fine shepherdess, ma lon lan lirela
Three fine shepherdess a-keeping them.

I think I recognize one of them, la
I think I recognize one of them,
She's my sweetheart, ma lon lan lirela
She's my sweetheart from long ago."

They sailed seven years on the sea, la
They sailed seven years on the sea,
And the story can, ma lon lan lirela,
And the story can start all over again.
It's more or less the same story of the children's song Il était un petit navire (Lyrics, translation, midi, mp3 and sheet music)
Live rendition by L’AIRHALEUR (Sea shanty band from Brittany)
Recording by the Breton band Maliorne

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