Jacques Brel - Le Casque d'or de Mambrino (English translation)

English translation

The golden helmet of Mambrino

Oh thee, golden helmet of Mambrino
whom I always hoped to find,
heavens sends you to me like a star.
Glory will be mine now, and so will be love!
 
Golden helmet of Mambrion,
I swear it on your story,
I swear it on my victories,
I will be your life, you will be my glory.
 
I think I hear the cuckoo singing in the cuckoo tree1
If it tells you that's gold, why would you want to upset it?
Now really, there is no gold whatsoever here, Sir knight,
I think I hear the cuckoo singing in the cuckoo tree.
 
Golden helmet of Mambrion,
I swear it on your story,
I swear it on my victories,
I will be your life, you will be my glory.
 
  • 1. "coucoutier" is a very seldom used word, I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to mean, but here it obviously refers to the tree where a cuckoo lives
Do whatever you want with my translations. I'm not rich enough to sue you anyway.
Submitted by petit élève on Wed, 11/10/2017 - 18:14
Added in reply to request by EddieA
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Le Casque d'or de Mambrino

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