L'Alabau (No t'espantis Alabau)
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.
Tant, tant, la n'ha festejat
que ha vingut que l'ha enganyada;
quan això s'ha descobert,
Alabau era a muntanya.
Submitted by Josep Gandia
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L'Alabau (Don't be scared Alabau)
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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