#02795
Vive La Rose (Émile Benoit) with lyrics and video

        #1298: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2010.
                   ~ Used with permission ~

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Mon vain amant me délaisse, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Mon vain amant me délaisse, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
J'ai resté pas ce soir, Vive la Rose de les villages!
J'ai resté pas ce soir, Vive la Rose de les villages!

Elle va-t'en voir une autre, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Elle va-t'en voir une autre, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Je sais qu'elle reviendra, Vive la Rose de les villages!
Je sais qu'elle reviendra, Vive la Rose de les villages!

On dit qu'elle est très belle, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
On dit qu'elle est très belle, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Mais y'a plus belle que moi, Vive la Rose de les villages!
Mais y'a plus belle que moi, Vive la Rose de les villages!

On dit qu'elle est malade, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
On dit qu'elle est malade, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Peut-être elle n'en mourra, Vive la Rose de les villages!
Peut-être elle n'en mourra, Vive la Rose de les villages!

Oh si elle meurt dimanche, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Oh si elle meurt dimanche, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Lundi son on l'enterrera, Vive la Rose de les villages!
Lundi son on l'enterrera, Vive la Rose de les villages!

Mardi je viendrons voir, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Mardi je viendrons voir, on dit, "Oh, Vive la Rose!"
Mais moi je n'en voudrai pas, Vive la Rose de les villages!
Mais moi je n'en voudrai pas, Vive la Rose de les villages!

####.... Variant of an 18th century French folk song ....####

This variant arranged and recorded by Émile Benoit [1913-1992] (Vive La Rose, trk#8, 1992, Amber Music, Topsail, NL, distributed by Denon, Markham, Ontario, produced by Noel Dinn, Gary Furniss and Pamela Morgan, and recorded at CBC Studio F in St. John's and at Hypnotic Studios, Toronto, Ontario. The last major work of this master fiddler and storyteller from L'Anse-a-Canards on the Port-au-Port Peninsula, NL).

From Wikitravel:
Port au Port Peninsula - Unlike Newfoundland English, Newfoundland French is nearly extinct. Newfoundland French is distinct from other Canadian French dialects including Quebec French and Acadian French, and is generally found in the Port au Port Peninsula. The language was deliberately discouraged by the government in the 20th century, so visitors can expect most people they encounter to speak English. However, for those who speak French, this peninsula is an opportunity to engage with a fascinating dialect.

A very loose translation by GEST:
My vain lover forsakes me, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
My vain lover forsakes me, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
I left this evening, long live the Rose of the villages!
I left this evening, long live the Rose of the villages!

She goes away to see another, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
She goes away to see another, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
I know she will return, long live the Rose of the villages!
I know she will return, long live the Rose of the villages!

They say she is very beautiful, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
They say she is very beautiful, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
But there's more beautiful than me, long live the Rose of the villages!
But there's more beautiful than me, long live the Rose of the villages!

They say she is sick, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
They say she is sick, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
Maybe she will not die, long live the Rose of the villages!
Maybe she will not die, long live the Rose of the villages!

Oh, if she died Sunday, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
Oh, if she died Sunday, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
Monday we bury her, long live the Rose of the villages!
Monday we bury her, long live the Rose of the villages!

Tuesday I will come see, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
Tuesday I will come see, they say, "Oh, long live the Rose!"
But I do not want, long live the Rose of the villages!
But I do not want, long live the Rose of the villages!




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