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Par les portes d'Orkenise

Language: French (Français)

Par les portes d'Orkenise
Veut entrer un charretier.
Par les portes d'Orkenise
Veut sortir un va-nu-pieds.

Et les gardes de la ville
Courant sus au va-nu-pieds :
« Qu'emportes-tu de la ville ?»
« J'y laisse mon coeur entier. »

Et les gardes de la ville
Courant sus au charretier:
« Qu'apportes-tu dans la ville ?»
« Mon cœur pour me marier.»

Que de cœurs dans Orkenise !
Les gardes riaient, riaient,
Va-nu-pieds, la route est grise,
L'amour grise, ô charretier.

Les beaux gardes de la ville
Tricotaient superbement ;
Puis les portes de la ville
Se fermèrent lentement.


Translation(s): ENG

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R. Caby sets stanzas 1-3

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Song of Orkenise", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-10-18 15:32:57
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Song of Orkenise

Language: English after the French (Français)

Through the gates of Orkenise
a carter wants to enter.
Through the gates of Orkenise
a tramp wants to leave.

And the sentries of the town,
rush up to the tramp and ask:
"What are you taking out of the town?"
- "I'm leaving my whole heart behind."

And the sentries of the town,
rush up to the carter and ask:
"What are you bringing into the town?"
- "My heart: I'm getting married."

What a lot of hearts in Orkenise!
The sentries laughed and laughed.
Oh tramp, the road is dreary;
oh carter, love is heady.

The handsome sentries of the town
knitted superbly;
Then the gates of the town
slowly swung shut.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:19
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Word count: 114