FRENCH POEMS: GEORGE BRASSENS “PETIT CHEVAL”

Posted: January 23, 2010 in French, Music
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Poème de Paul Fort
Musique : Georges Brassens

Le p’tit cheval dans le mauvais temps,
Qu’il avait donc du courage !
C’était un petit cheval blanc,
Tous derrière, tous derrière,
C’était un petit cheval blanc,
Tous derrière et lui devant.

Il n’y avait jamais d’beau temps,
Dans ce pauvre paysage.
Il n’y avait jamais de printemps,
Ni derrière, ni derrière,
Il n’y avait jamais de beau temps,
Ni derrière, ni devant.

Mais toujours il était content,
Menant les gars du village,
À travers la pluie noire des champs,
Tous derrière…

Sa voiture allait poursuivant
Sa bell’ petit’ queue sauvage.
C’est alors qu’il était content,
Tous derrière…

Mais un jour, dans le mauvais temps,
Un jour qu’il était si sage,
Il est mort par un éclair blanc,
Tous derrière…

Il est mort sans voir le beau temps,
Qu’il avait donc du courage !
Il est mort sans voir le printemps,
Ni derrière, ni devant

English version (automatic, will try to translate it more correctly)

The small horse in the bad weather

That it thus had courage!

It was a small white horse

All behind, all behind!

It was a small white horse

All behind and him in front

Never good weather ago

In this poor landscape

Never spring ago

Neither behind, nor behind!

Never spring ago

Neither behind nor in front

But always it was content

Carrying out the guy of the village

Through the black rain of the fields

All behind, all behind!

[Find more Lyrics one http://mp3lyrics.org/zvKp%5D

Through the black rain of the fields

All behind and him in front

Its car went prosecutor

Its beautiful small wild tail

At this point in time it was content

Them behind, them behind!

At this point in time it was content

Them behind and him in front

But one day, in the bad weather

One day that it was so wise

He died by a white flash

All behind, all behind!

He died by a white flash

All behind and him in front

He died without seeing the good weather

That it thus had courage!

He died without seeing spring

Neither behind, nor behind!

He died without seeing spring

Neither behind nor in front

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