This song is about how difficult it was for poor people to marry and settle down decently…

"La finforleta" and "la finforla" have no meaning.


*Nobody seems to know who "la Guirlan" was.


This traditional song was recorded in 1978 by the Provençal band Montjòia. On their LP sleeve, they mention that they sing only a few verses, so we can suppose there's a longer version somewhere.

You can hear a recording here.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - La finforleta

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique and Lisa.