Il s'en va t'en guerre, ne sait quand reviendra
Il reviendra à Pâques ou à la Trinité
La Trinité se passe mais il ne revient pas
Elle, à sa tour monte, si haut qu'elle peut monter
Elle aperçoit son page tout de noir habillé
Beau page, ô mon beau page, quelles nouvells apportez?
Elle aperçoit son page tout de noir habillé
Beau page, ô mon beau page, quelles nouvells apportez?

Aux nouvelles que j'apporte, vos beaux yeux vont pleurer
Quittes vos habits roses et vos satins brochés
Il est mort Madame, mort et enterré
J'l'ai vu porter en terre par quatre z'officiers
L'un tenait son grand sabre l'autre son bouclier
L'un tenait sa cuirasse l'autre son destrier
Alentour de sa tombe romarin l'on plantait
Sur la plus haute branche un rossignol chantait
On vit voler son âme au travers des lauriers
Chacun mit ventre à terre et puis se relevait

Pour chanter les victoires qu'il remportait,
La cérémonie faite, chacun s'en fut couché...


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    General CommentEnglish:

    Through the Laurels


    He leaves for war, not knowing when he will return
    He will return at Easter, or maybe at the trinity
    The trinity passes but he doesn't return
    She, to her tower climbs up, as high as she can climb
    She glimpses of his page dressed in black
    Beautiful page, o my beautiful page, what news are you bringing?
    She glimpses of his page dressed in black
    Beautiful page, o my beautiful page, what news are you bringing?

    To the news I bring, your beautiful eyes will cry
    Quit your pink clothes and your pinned satins
    He is dead madame, dead and buried
    I saw him carried to earth by four officers
    One held his great saber the other his shield
    One held his armor the other his destroyer
    Around his grave rosemary was planted
    On the highest branch a nightingale was singing
    We saw his soul fly through the laurels
    Each one set their bellies to the ground and stood again.

    To sing the victories he won,
    The ceremony done, each one went to bed...
    AidanDieson April 03, 2010   Link

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