Hi, cats!

How are you all? You know I'm in love with Quebecois music (besides Brazilian, French, Spanish,...). :) But what's not to love? It's refreshing, surprising, rich, jazzy... you don't even need to speak French to enjoy it to the most. And I want you all to have the chance to listen to these great artists from Quebec and have your own opinion. Thus, I'll start with Bernard Simard.

Those more informed about Quebecois music will recognize him from many of his works on bands like La Bottine Souriante and Le Vent du Nord. His delightful voice can be heard in more than 40 albums and you can hear some of the songs from his solo work if you visit this link. There you can find (in French) a resume of his career so far. And you can listen to this sweet song, that I finally learned to sing (in the wrong tempo... I still can't pronounce everything all that fast - but I will!). Mademoiselle is one of my favorites of the new album and here are the lyrics:

Mademoiselle vous voulez vous marier, vous avez les yeux noirs
C'est ceux que je préfère, prendriez-vous de c'p'tit avocat-là
Qui écrit des grand' lettres du soir jusqu'aù matin, pensez-y, pensez-y bien
C'te p'tit avocat-là vous servira la belle
Pensez-y pensez-y bien, c'te p'tit avocat-là vous servira fort bien (bis)
Mademoiselle vous voulez vous marier, vous avez les yeux rouges
C'est ceux que je préfère, prendriez-vous de c'p'tit habitant-là
Qui mène la charette du soir jusqu'aù matin, pensez-y, pensez-y bien
Ce p'tit habitant-là vous servira la belle
Pensez-y pensez-y bien, ce p'tit habitant-là vous servira fort bien (bis)


Now repeat the song but changing the similar sentences by these four verses:

Vous avez les yeux gris. De c'p'tit cavalier-là qui mène le cheval
Vous avez les yeux bleus. De c'p'tit boulanger-là qui tape la galette
Vous avez les yeux verts. De ce p'tit docteur-là qui prépare des pilules
Vous avez les yeux bruns. De c'p'tit voyageur-là qui voyage en limousine


Enjoy it!

Bengal,
singing out loud! :)

5 Comments:

  1. Tara B. May said...
    Bengal: I know him from Le Vent du Nord. Love his voice! TAra
    Anonymous said...
    B., how do you discover these cool artists? I know you have a very interesting CD collection, but how do you find them? I think I need to stop by and learn more about quebec music. Bebel.
    Bengal said...
    Bebel, quanto tempo! Como anda o teatro? Você e o Pedro vão adorar a música de Quebec. Aliás, vocês têm que ouvir o grupo Constantinople porque é bem no estilo do seu grupo...A minha coleção aumentou bem mais e tenho recebido alguns CDs de presente de vários artistas! Não é jóia? Estarei indo ao Brasil no primeiro semestre e aí levo uma parte da coleção para vocês ouvirem - Simard, Constantinople e alguns ensembles - trust me! :) Aliás, teu email continua o mesmo? Vou te enviar o meu que é novo.
    Beijos, B.
    T said...
    Hi Bengal,

    It is so interesting. This is something that I love in this Blog, we are all the time being surprised with a cool artist!!!
    Chawa
    Bengal said...
    Thanks, Tara B. and Chawa for stopping by. I hope you enjoy and come back soon! Bengal.

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