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L'Alabau (No t'espantis Alabau)

Language: Catalan (Català)

Una cançó vull cantar,
no hi ha molt que s'és dictada,
del pastor de ca'n Gustí
que en festeja la criada.

No t'espantis, Alabau,
que el teu mal no en serà d'altre.

Del pastor de can Gustí
que en festeja la criada,
tant, tant, la n'ha festejat
que ha vingut que l'ha enganyada.

No t'espantis...

Tant, tant, la n'ha festejat
que ha vingut que l'ha enganyada;
quan això s'ha descobert,
Alabau era a muntanya.

No t'espantis...

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Josep Gandia


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "L'Alabau (Don't be scared Alabau)", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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L'Alabau (Don't be scared Alabau)

Language: English

I want to sing a song,
suggested not long ago,
about the shepherd at Gustí's house
who courts the maid. 

Don't be scared, Alabau,
that you will not be harmed otherwise. 

About the shepherd at Gustí's house
who courts the maid,
so much, so much, he courted her
that at the end, it has come he deceived her. 

Don't be scared.... 

So much, so much, he courted her
that at the end, it has come he deceived her;
when that was found out,
Alabau had fled to the mountains. 

Don't be scared....

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    * Translation from Catalan (Català) to English copyright © 2010 by Salvador Pila <alipsalips (AT) gmail (DOT) com>, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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