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This song is based on the fable La cigale et la foumi by La Fontaine (French text with an English translation)
PAURA CIGALA (Occitan)

Paura cigala, lo bon temps passat,
Paura cigala lo bon temps passat,
Lo bon temps passat, paura cigala,
Lo bon temps passat a pas amassat.

Vèrs sa vesina quand lo freg venguèt,
Vèrs sa vesina quand lo freg venguèt
Quand lo freg venguèt, vèrs sa vesina,
Quand lo freg venguèt se'n corriguèt.

Brava vesina, ieu crèbi de fam,
Brava vesina, ieu crèbi de fam,
Ieu crèbi de fam, brava vesina,
Ieu crèbi de fam amb mos enfants.

Quand ieu glanavi, de qué fasiatz vos?
Quand ieu glanavi, de qué fasiatz vos?
De qué fasiatz vos quand ieu glanavi?
De qué fasiatz vos amb los pichons?

Quand vos glanavetz, ne cantavi dos,
Quand vos glanavetz, ne cantavi dos,
Ne cantavi dos, quand vos glanavetz,
Ne cantavi dos amb los pichons.

Ara vesina, ne cal dançar tres,
Ara vesina, ne cal dançar tres,
Ne cal dançar tres brava vesina,
Ne cal dançar tres e manjar pas res!
POOR CICADA

Poor cicada, once the fine weather gone,
Poor cicada, once the fine weather gone,
Once the fine weather gone, poor cicada,
Once the fine weather gone has gathered nothing.

To her neighbor's when the cold came,
To her neighbor's when the cold came,
When the cold came, to her neighbor's
When the cold came she hurried.

Nice neighbor, I'm starving,
Nice neighbor, I'm starving,
I'm starving, nice neighbor,
I'm starving with my children.

When I was gleaning, what were you doing?
When I was gleaning, what were you doing?
What were you doing, when I was gleaning?
What were you doing with your little ones?

When you were gleaning, I was singing two [songs]
When you were gleaning, I was singing two [songs]
I was singing two when you were gleaning,
I was singing two with my little ones.

Now neighbor, you'll have to dance three,
Now neighbor, you'll have to dance three,
You'll have to dance three, nice neighbor,
You'll have to dance three and eat nothing!
Lisa has improved my translation on this Mama Lisa's World page

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