Auprès de ma blonde


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From the 17th century, this song is commonly played at parades. (source)


Lyrics

1. Au jardin de mon père les lilas sont fleuris,
Au jardin de mon père les lilas sont fleuris,
Tous les oiseaux du monde viennent y fair’ leur nid.

Refrain
Auprès de ma blonde, qu’il fait bon, fait bon, fait bon,
Auprès de ma blonde, qu’il fait bon dormir.

2. La caille, la tourterelle, et la jolie perdrix,
La caille, la tourterelle, et la jolie perdrix,
Et la blanche colombe qui chante jour et nuit. Refrain

3. Ell’ chante pour les filles qui n’ont point de mari,
Ell’ chante pour les filles qui n’ont point de mari,
Pour moi ne chante guère, car j’en ai un joli. Refrain

Translation – Next to my Fair-Haired Lady

1. In the gardens of my father, the laurel is in bloom.
In the gardens of my father, the laurel is in bloom
All the birds in the world come there to make their nests.

Refrain
Next to my fair-haired lady,
How good it is, it is, it is,
Next to my fair-haired lady,
How good it is to sleep.

2. The quail, the turtle-dove, and the pretty partridge,
The quail, the turtle-dove, and the pretty partridge,
And my pretty dove who sings day and night. Refrain

3. She is singing for the girls who don’t have a husband.
She is singing for the girls who don’t have a husband.
For me she is scarcely singing, for I have a pretty one. Refrain

(source)


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