The song of the Mardi Gras (La chanson des Mardi Gras)

The song of the Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras gather once a year1
To ask for charity
They gather once a year
All around the village

Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go visit our neighbors
Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go on the road

The Mardi Gras ask for the permission to enter
Of every master and every mistress
They ask for the permission to enter
With courtesy

Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go visit our neighbors
Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go on the road

Give us a little fat chicken
Yes, or a little rice
We invite you to come tonight
And eat some good gumbo

Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go visit our neighbors
Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go on the road

Would you receive these Mard Gras
This great bunch of big drunks
The Mardi Gras thank you very much
Of your good intentions

Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go visit our neighbors
Captain, captain, carry your flag
Let's go on the road

The Mardi Gras come from everywhere
To ask for charity
They gather from everywhere
But mostly from Big Mamou

  • 1. "This song is sung once a year during the traditional « Courir » (running) of Mardi Gras. In rural Cadien (Cajun) Louisiana, horsemen would organize on Mardi Gras day. Under the directions of the Capitaine, they would visit the surrounding farmsteads in search of ingredients for a communal gumbo. In exchange for his « Charity », the riders would frolic for the entertainment of the farmer and his family singing one of the many variations of this song." [http://www.lsue.edu/acadgate/mardmain.htm]
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French (Louisiana Creole French)

La chanson des Mardi Gras

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