This is a Gascon "song of nine". A "song of nine" is a song that starts with 9 items on the first verse then the number of items decreases with each verse till it reaches 1. There is no "4" because in Gascon "quate" has two syllables.

The translation below has been altered to make it singable You'll find the literal translation in the Notes.

Notes

*This line can also be found as "Atau dansan au violon" (Thus they dance to the violin).

Literal Translation:

In Bordeaux there are nine ladies,
Apples, grapes, figs and chestnuts,
In Bordeaux there are nine ladies,
Apples, grapes, figs and chestnuts,
They dance so well to the violin,
Apples, grapes, figs and melons,
They dance so well to the violin,
Apples, grapes, figs and melons.

Banner

Listen

The recording includes verses 1 to 4.

Download

MP3: Monique Palomares

Watch
Please let us know if you think this video has been taken down by YouTube.
Thanks!
Lyrics in video below (same translation):

"A Bordèu que i a nau damas,
Pomas e rasins, figas e castanhas…"

Please let us know if you think this video has been taken down by YouTube.
Thanks!
You can hear some verses from 1:52 to 2:42.

Please let us know if you think this video has been taken down by YouTube.
Thanks!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - A Bordèu que i a nau damas

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Contribution & Translation: Monique

Mercés!