Spanish Pop Lyrics

Translations of the best Spanish, French and German pop and rock songs

MARIONS LES ROSES by MALICORNE April 20, 2016

Filed under: 1970s,French Pop Lyrics,Malicorne — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:51 am

FRENCH POP LYRICS

Malicorne took traditional French folk songs and gave them folk rock arrangements, making them the French equivalent of British bands like Fairport Convention and (especially) Steeleye Span.

This track comes from their second album, often referred to as ‘Le Mariage Anglais’ (1975). It is one of their a capella songs that highlights the powerful vocal harmonies of Gabriel and Marie Yacoub.

I first heard this band in an excellent podcast by Simon Maxwell-Stewart on psychedelic folk.

NB I have a few doubts about my translation – feel free to comment if your French is better than mine.

MARIONS LES ROSES

Le mois d'Avril s'en est allé
Le mois de Mai s'est approché

REFRAIN:
Et marions les roses 
Les roses font un beau bouquet
Les roses font un beau bouquet
Quand elles sont jolies

Avons passé dedans vos prés
Les avons trouvé bien fumés

REFRAIN

Avons passé dedans vos blés
Oh comme ils sont tous bien grainés

REFRAIN

Mettez la main au nid des oeufs
Que chaque main en prenne deux

REFRAIN

Moi qui suis le porte panier
Je prendrais bien le nid entier

REFRAIN

Si vous n'voulez rien nous donner
A la porte nous allons crier

REFRAIN
WE ARRANGE THE ROSES

The month of April has gone
The month of May is approaching

CHORUS:
And we arrange the roses
Roses make a fine bouquet
Roses make a fine bouquet
When they are pretty

We passed through your meadows
We found them sweetly scented

CHORUS

We passed through your wheat fields
Oh, how they are so well filled with seed

CHORUS

Put your hands into the nest filled with eggs
Each hand shall take two of them

CHORUS

I am the one who carries a basket
I'd like to take the whole nest

CHORUS

If you don't want to give us anything
At the door we'll cry

CHORUS
*
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s