*"Pousser la chansonnette", literally "to push the little song" just means "to sing", the connotation being "to sing a light song with no great skills involved".

Matelots can be find in singular form (matelot), the last line of the 2nd verse can be found as "Égayera le bâtiment" (Will cheer up the ship).

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Matelots, puisqu'il fait bon vent

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song (with Lisa), the comments, the midi, the sheet music and the mp3 recording.

Merci beaucoup !