Translation Singable translation by R. H. Elkin

Où t'en vas‑tu, Bergère ?
Language: French (Français) 
Claquant ses petits sabots
Et dans la main sa houlette,
Voyez comm' la bergerette
Mène gaiment son troupeau.
« Où t'en vas-tu, bergère,
En chantant ta chanson ? »
« J'm'en vas sur la bruyère,
Garder mes blancs moutons. »

Voici qu’un jeune berger
Qui ses blancs agneaux surveille,
Met son chapeau sur l’oreille,
Et s’en vient l’interroger:
« Où t’en vas-tu, bergère,
En chantant ta chanson? »
« J'm’en vas sur la bruyère,
Garder mes blancs moutons. »

« Veux-tu me donner la main ? » 
Dit le berger dont l’œil brille ; 
« Veux-tu, bergère gentille,
Suivre le même chemin ?
Ensemble, allons, bergère,
En chantant des chansons ;
Mêlons, sur la bruyère,
Mêlons nos blancs moutons ! »

Claquant leurs petits sabots,
Le berger, la bergerette 
Vont, effeuillant des fleurettes, 
En suivant les deux troupeaux ... 
Allez, berger, bergère,
En chantant vos chansons ;
Mêlez, sur la bruyère,
Mêlez vos blancs moutons.

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  • ENG English [singable] (R. H. Elkin) , "Where are you off, I wonder"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 32
Word count: 155

Where are you off, I wonder
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Clip-clap in her wooden shoes
And with her crook deck'd out gaily,
The little shepherdess daily
Leads forth her lambkins and ewes.
"Where are you off, I wonder,
A-singing your sweet lay?"
"Down to the meadow yonder,
To see my sheep don't stray."

And now a young shepherd-lad 
Whose sheep around him are flocking, 
His bonnet jauntily cocking,
Strolls up to question the maid: 
"Where are you off, I wonder, 
A-singing your sweet lay?"
"Down to the meadow yonder,
To see my sheep don’t stray."

"Fair maiden, if you’re not loth,"
Then says the lad, smiling cheer’ly, 
"I’d love to go with you dearly;
One path would do for us both!
Together we would wander,
And I could learn your lay,
Down in the meadow yonder 
To see our sheep don’t stray."

Clip-clap in their wooden shoes 
And with their eyes shining gaily,
The lad and shepherdess daily 
Lead forth their lambkins and ewes. 
Together now they wander,
A-singing their sweet lay;
Down in the meadow yonder 
They see their sheep don’t stray!

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: 32
Word count: 173