Translation Singable translation by R. H. Elkin

Mon joli bateau
Language: French (Français) 
Voyez près du quai
Le navire
Qui vire :
Ma mignonne, o gai !
Voulez-vous embarquer ?
Mon joli bateau
Se balance
En cadence
Mon joli bateau
Se balance
Sur l'eau !

Nous ferons courir
La barquette
Coquette :
Je fais obéir
La mer et les zéphyrs.
Mon joli bateau etc.

Nous irons là-bas
Dans une île
Fertile,
Où tu cueilleras
La rose et le lilas ...
Mon joli bateau etc.

Au pays d'amour
Une belle
Chapelle
S'ouvre chaque jour
Aux marins d'alentour !
Mon joli bateau etc.

Nous échangerons
Des tendresses
Sans cesse,
Nous nous aimerons
Et nous nous marierons.
Mon joli bateau etc.

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  • ENG English [singable] (R. H. Elkin) , "Jolly little boat"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 35
Word count: 105

Jolly little boat
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
See my skiff is here,
All a-playing
And swaying:
Jump on board, my dear!
We'll skim the waters clear.
Jolly little boat
All afloat 
on the water;
Jolly little boat
All afloat 
on the sea!

See how she can go;
No three-master
Is faster:
Waves and breezes know,
They must obey me so.
Jolly little boat etc.

Isles we'll reach one day
Full of bowers
And flowers,
We will land and stay,
You shall pick posies gay.
Jolly little boat etc.

On this golden strand,
As the morning
Is dawning,
Lo, a church does stand
For happier pairs that land.
Jolly little boat etc.

We will bill and coo
And discover
We're lovers;
I'll have none but you,
And we will wed, we two ...
Jolly little boat etc.

From the Grovlez score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 35
Word count: 129