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Music of the Waters.              151
II monta sur le mat da hune Et vit la mer de tous cotes.
" O Sainte Vierge, O ma patronne, Preservez-moi de ce danger."
He climbed the topmast, And saw the sea on every side.
" O holy Virgin, guardian saint, Preserve me from this danger."
The prayer must have been granted, for the song ends here. As will be seen by the first verse set to the music, each line throughout is repeated.
SONGS OF PROVENCE.
The following song is a very old one, and has for years and years been popular amongst the sailors of fair Pro­vence :—
CHANSON DE MATELOTS.
French Version.
II £tait une barque a trente matelots, II etait une barque a trente matelots, A trente matelots, Sur le bord de l'tle, Qui chargeaient des concauts sur le bord de l'eau.
English Version.
There was a boat manned by thirty
men, There was a boat manned b- lirty
men,
By thirty men, On the shore of the islar Which sent off ships tr
Qu'avez-vous done la belle ?
Qui vous fait tant pleurer ?
Qu'avez-vous done la belle ?
Qui vous fait tant pleurer?
Qui vous fait tant pleurer sur le bord
de l'ile ? Qui vous fait tant pleurer sur le bord
de l'eau ?







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