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Janeta ount anirem gardar, Qu'ajam boun tems un'oura? Lan la ! Aval, aval, al prat barrat; la de tan belas oumbras ! Lan la! Lou pastour quita soun mantel, Per far siere Janetan Lan la ! Janeta a talamen jougat, Que se ies oublidada, Lan la !
Modern French version:
Jeanneton où irons-nous garder, Qu'ayons bon temps une heure ? Lan la ! Là-bas, là-bas, au pré barré ; Y'a de tant belles ombres ! Lan la ! Le pastour quitte son manteau, Et fait seoir Jeannette Lan la ! Jeannette a tellement joué, Que s'y est oubliée, Lan la !
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937), "Chanson Française", subtitle: "Chant populaire limousin", M. A. 17 no. 2 (1910) [voice and piano], from Quatre chanson populaires, no. 2. [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "French song", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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"Jeannette, where will we tend our sheep?1 To have a good time for an hour? Hey ho!" "Down there, down there, across the meadow, There are a lot of beautiful shadows2. Hey ho!" The shepherd removes his coat, And has Jeannette sit on it. Hey ho! Jeannette played so much That she forgot herself, Hey ho!
1 Literally, "where will we keep?" - this is a joke regarding keeping both the sheep and themselves busy.
2 Or, there is plenty of shade.
- Translation from Occitan to English copyright © 2013 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2013-06-30
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