"Lo tourrin" is garlic soup spiced with pepper. This soup was traditionally brought to newlyweds on the morning after their wedding night.

This song is in the Gascon dialect.

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*Tourrin is garlic soup spiced with pepper.
**Literally: embraced.

We posted a recipe for Lo tourrin on Mama Lisa's World Blog and more info about the Wedding Customs involving Lo Torrin.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Lo torrin

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Peter Horton for contributing the lyrics and the sheet music (which came from the "Bohaires de Gasconha"), for singing the first verse for us accompanied by Jane Thomasson playing the "boha" (local bagpipe) and to Monique Palomares for translating it (with a little help from Lisa Yannucci) and for contributing the midi. Many thanks also to Joan-Miquèu Espinasse for his help and corrections.

Mercé plan!