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Music of the Waters.             153
There is no regular music to any of these songs ; they are all favourites with the seamen of Provence, and may be heard in a variety of settings.
LA BARQUE DU PECHEUR.
French Version.
Seul dans sa nacelle
Au declin du jour,
Le pecheur ftdele
Chante son amour.
Mais les vents barbares
Rompent les amarres,
Et l'onde en fureur
Roule la barque du pecheur ;
Et 1'onde en fureur
Roule la barque du pecheur.
En voyant ses rames Sur des boros cheris, Aux fracas des lames II mele ses cris, Pleurant sa chaumiere, 11 songe a sa mere ; Mais l'onde en fureur Roule la barque du pecheur.
Sur la mer profonde Trois nuits et trois jours, La mer vagabonde Roule sans secours.
THE FISHERMAN'S BARK. English Version.
Alone in his skiff,
At the close of day,
The faithful fisherman
Sings of his love.
But the barbarous winds
Cut his moorings,
And the fury of the wave
Rocks the fisherman's bark ;
And the fury of the wave
Rocks the fisherman's bark.
In seeing his oars On the crested wave, With the roar of the billows He blends his cries, Bewailing his hut, He thinks of his mother ; But the fury of the wave Rocks the fisherman's bark.
On the deep sea
Three days and three nights,
On the roving sea
He rocks without help.







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