Marie Madeleine

 

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Marie Madeleine

(Phonetic)

1. Moh(n) pehr nah-vay fee-yuh kuh mwah, (x 2)
Ah(n)-kor sur lah mehr eel mah(n)-vwah.

Refrain (x 2)
Mah-ree Mah-duh-lehn, soh(n) tee ju-poh(n) duh lehn,
Sah teet rohb kah-roh-tay, soh(n) tee ju-poh(n) pee-kay.

2. Luh mah-rih-nyay kee mee muh-nay, (x 2)
Eel duh-veh(n) ah-moo-reuh duh mwah.

Refrain (x 2)

3. “Mah mee-nyoh-net, ahm-brah-say mwah!” (x 2)
“Oh, noh(n), muh-syeuh, zhuh noh-zuh-ray.

Refrain (x 2)

4. Kahr see moh(n) pah-pah luh sah-vay, (x 2)
Fee-yuh bah-tu suh suh-ray mwah.”

Refrain (x 2)

5. “May kee, lah behl, lwee dee-ray?” (x 2)
Suh suh-ray lay zwah-zoh day bwah.”

Refrain (x 2)

6. “Lay zwah-zoh day bwah, pahr-luh teel?” (x 2)
“Eel pahrl frah(n)-say, lah-teh(n) oh-see.”

Refrain (x 2)

7. “Ay-lahs! Kuh luh mohnd ay mah-leh(n), (x 2)
Dah-prah(n)-droh zwah-zoh luh lah-teh(n)!”

Refrain (x 2)

 

(En Français)

1. Mon père n’avait fille que moi, (x 2)
Encore sur la mer il m’envoie.


Refrain (x 2)
Marie Madeleine, son p’tit jupon de laine
Sa p’tite robe carreaut
ée, son p’tit jupon piqué.

2. Le marinier qui m’y menée, (x 2)
Il devint amoureux de moi.

Refrain (x 2)

3. “Ma mignonette, embrassez-moi!” (x 2) “Oh, non, monsieur, je n’oserais.


Refrain (x 2)

4. Car si mon papa le savait, (x 2)
Fille battue, ce serait moi.”

Refrain (x 2)

5. “Mais qui, la belle, lui dirait?” (x 2)
Ce serait les oiseaux des bois.”

Refrain (x 2)

6. “Les oiseaux des bois, parlent-ils?” (x 2) “Ils parlent français, latin aussi.”


Refrain (x 2)

7. “Hélas! Que le monde est malin, (x 2) D’apprendre aux oiseaux le latin!”


Refrain (x 2)

 


Marie Madeleine

1. I was my father’s only daughter, (x 2) Yet still he sent me off to sea.

Refrain (x 2)
Marie Madeleine, her petticoat of wool,
Her little plaid dress, her quilted petticoat.

2. The sailor who escorted me, (x 2)
He fell in love with me.

Refrain (x 2)

3. “My little sweetheart, kiss me!” (x 2)
“Oh no, sir, I dare not!

Refrain (x 2)

4. For if my father were to know, (x 2)
A beaten daughter I would be.”

Refrain (x 2)

5. “But, who, my dear, would let him know?” (x 2)
“It would be the forest birds.”

Refrain (x 2)

6. “The forest birds, do they speak? (x 2)
“They speak French, and Latin, too!”

Refrain (x 2)

7. “Alas! How evil is the world, (x 2)
To teach Latin to the birds!”

Refrain (x 2)