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Language: Occitan

"È passo dè dessaï!
È passo dellaï l'aïo!
Bendras olprès de ièu,
Què d'ofaïré parlorèn,
È lou restan del jiour
N'en parlorén d'amour!"

"Né pouodi pas passa!
Couci bouos qué iéu passi?
N'aï pas de pount d'arcados
È n'aï pas dè batéu,
Ni máï dè pastourel
Qué mè siasco fidèl!"

"Aurias léu un batéu
Sè tu èros poulido!
Aurias un pount d'arcados,
Aurias un pastourel
Qué té serio fidèl
È máï djusqu'al toumbel!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , title 1: "Pastoral dialogue", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
Line count: 18
Word count: 73

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Pastoral dialogue

Language: English after the Occitan

 Oh come over to me
 on my side of the river
 Come talk of ewes and rams
 and your pretty woolly lambs
 And when we've chatted enough
 then our talk will be of love

 But what way can I use
 for crossing over the river?
 I have no boat to row
 nor a bridge by which to go
 Nor yet a little boy blue
 to love me ever true

 You soon would have a boat
 if you were really pretty
 a fine bridge to cross
 and a handsome shepherd too
 A boy who would be true
 your whole life-time through

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 21
Word count: 103