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Nous sommes de l'ordre de Saint Babouyn (mp3)


By Loyset Compere

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Composed by Loyset Compere (1445-1518). Arranged by David Warin Solomons. Renaissance, Early Music. Performance. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.289119).

Item Number: S0.289119

Satirical madrigal by Loyset Compere

Nous sommes de           We are from the
l'ordre de               Order of
Saint Babouyn            Saint Babouyn

L'ordre ne dit           The order doesn't
mye de                   command us to
lever matin              rise early

Dormir                   but to sleep
jusqu'a prime            until Primes

Et boire                 and drink
bon vin                  good wine

Et din din din ...       ding dong!

Et dire matines          and say matins
sur un pot de vin        on a jar of wine

A nostre diner           for our dinner
le beau chapon gras      a nice fat capon

La soupe au jaunet       egg yolk soup
comme au                 like on
mardi gras               Shrove Tuesday

La pièce de boeuf        a side of beef
et le gros mouton        and fat mutton

Et don don don ....      ding dong!

Et voila la vie          and that's the
que nous demandons       life we ask for

A nostre gouter          For tea a
le bon vin               good light
clairet                  red wine

La belle salade          a fine salad
au harenc                with pickled
soret                    herring

Pastés de pigeons        pigeon patés
si-sont                  if they're
de saison                in season

Et don don don           Ding dong!

Et voila la vie          and that's the
que nous demandons       life we ask for

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