Complainte Au Duc De Savoye (English translation)

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Lament to the Duke of Savoy

Our good duke of Savoy
Isn't he a kind gallant
He had an army made
Of 80 peasants
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
They have for captain
Christophe de Carrignant
Hats with roundels
And one flocked with ribbons
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
Each carries an halberd
A wooden sword at one's side
20 canons loaded with scraps
Are behind the regiment
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
They are going to attack France
From outside and inside
If anyone want to defend
They will bloody them
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
Here we are on the border
My god, the world is big
We, we could well languish
We, we don't go that much forward
Stop here ware, ware
Stop here ware before
 
Let's all shoot against France
And we flee straight
Said the duke of Savoy
You are all good people
Everything is dead, ware ware
Everything is dead, ware before
 
Everything is dead, ware ware
Everything is dead, ware before
Everything is dead, ware ware
Everything is dead, ware before
 
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
Our good duke of Savoy
Isn't he a kind gallant
He had an army made
Of 80 peasants
 
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
Gironflar ware, ware
Gironflars ware before
 
Thanks!
thanked 9 times
Submitted by LeherennLeherenn on Fri, 14/08/2015 - 02:45
Added in reply to request by Evil_DeedEvil_Deed
Author's comments:

I am not sure about Gironflar, it does not mean anything as far as I can tell. The only reference I could find is that it refers to people from the Bordeaux region, Gironde, but I'm not sure how credible it is.
Gare can mean several things in French: a train station, to park (a car)/to stop or (be)ware. Given the lack of context, I went with the last definition.

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