This song was collected and published in 1862 by Damase Arbaud in Chants populaires de la Provence. The version above has been transcribed in the "classical norm" of Occitan.

You also can find a version in the Nice dialect with a French translation at MTCN (Traditional Music of County of Nice).


"I remember learning a short version in French in 2nd or 3rd grade but I only remember the two first verses." -Monique



Thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Lo maridatge dau parpalhon

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.