Translation © by Laura Prichard

Obal din lou Limouzi
Language: Occitan 
Available translation(s): ENG
Obal din lou Limouzi, pitchoun' obal din lou Limouzi,
Sé l'io dè dzèntoï drolloï, o bé, o bé,
Sé l'io dè dzèntoï drolloï, oïçi, o bé!

Golon, ton bèlo què siascou lèï drolloï dè toun pois,
Lous nostrès fringaïrès èn Limouzi,
Saboun miliour counta flourèt' o bé!

Obal, din lou Limouzi, pitchouno, sé soun golon,
Oïçi en Aoubèrgno, dïn moun poïs,
Lous omès bous aïmoun è soun fidèls!

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Down below in Limousin", subtitle: "Bourée collected on a religious holiday in Maurs (department of Cantal)", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 68

Down below in Limousin
Language: English  after the Occitan 
Down below in Limousin, little one, down below in Limousin,
There are lots of pretty girls, o yes, o yes,
There are lots of pretty girls, here [too], o yes!

Gallant lad, however beautiful the girls are in your country,
Our young men in Limousin,
Know better how to make love, o yes!

Down below in Limousin, little one, they are galant,
Here in the Auvergne, in my country,
The men love us and are faithful!

Subtitle: "Bourée collected on a religious holiday in Maurs (department of Cantal)"

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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-20
Line count: 9
Word count: 76