Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Le Jour de l'An - New Year's Day



For the French Lyrics go to Learn Québec French


The English translation,  loosely, is


New Year's Day (a comic song)


Let's get ready to celebrate  New Year's Day 
I'm gonna make good pies, a good old fashion stew 
It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss 
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

Paint your knife, your mare is shod 
We'll visit your sister in the bottom of the fifth 

It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

Go and buy a wig,  you put in your  teeth 
It's true, you please me but you're gonna look more appealing 

It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

Aunt Blanche and Uncle Nazaire come on the New Year 
Show off your dancing skills ? the way you danced in your younger days

It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

Try not to lose your head as you did two years ago 
You begin to see clearly when ??
It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss

It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

There are some who go for a drink, they'll enjoy this occasion yet
Today, it is so expensive, is not everyone can even afford it

It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year 

There are some who feel the pipe and other smelling onions 

I think right now everyone is feeling the drink
It is in the time of day of the year, we join hands, we kiss
It's a good time to enjoy it, it happens just once a year




There is more to learn about "La Bolduc" (Mary Rose Anna Travers) the first Québec folksinger, in Wikipedia.  Here's the link La Bolduc



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