Le Vin Gaulois (English translation)

  • Artist: French Folk (Chanson traditionnelle française)
  • Also performed by: Vae Victis, Naastrand
  • Song: Le Vin Gaulois
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French

Le Vin Gaulois

Vive le vieux vin de vigne,
Le vieux vin gaulois !
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Mieux que bière ou vin de pommes
Mieux vaut vin gaulois!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
C'est le sang gaulois qui coule,
C'est le sang gaulois!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Sang et vin mêlés ruissèlent
Sang et vin gaulois!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Chant du glaive bleu qui frappe
Chant du glaive roi!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Glaive, maître des batailles,
Glaive, honneur à toi!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Qu'au soleil le fer flamboie
Comme l'arc-en-ciel!
 
Tan! Tan! Terre et ciel!
Chêne, feu rouge et soleil
Tan! Tan! Glaive clair,
Flots de sang vermeil!
 
Submitted by SoaringHeightsSoaringHeights on Thu, 21/03/2019 - 21:57
Submitter's comments:

Chant breton d'origine druidique au caractère païen nous rappelant nos racines gauloises, belliqueuses et guerrières.

Une adaptation anonyme récente - début des années soixante - et très réussie d'une très ancienne danse guerrière bretonne: «Gwin ar c'hallaoued ».

A fine adaptation of a very old war dance from Brittany "Gwin ar c'hallaoued" (The wine of the Gauls).

Gaulish Wine

Long live the wine of viticulture,
the old gaulish wine!
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
Better than beer or apple wine
gaulish wine is better.
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
It's the gaulish blood that flows,
It's the gaulish blood.
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
Blood and wine mixed drip,
blood and gaulish wine!
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
Song of the blue sword that strikes,
song of the royal sword.
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
Sword, master of battles,
sword, honor to you!
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
For in the sun the sword blazes
like the rainbow!
 
Tan! Tan! Land and sky!
Oak, red fire, and sun.
Tan! Tan! A bright sword,
Rivers of scarlet blood.
 
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Submitted by michealtmichealt on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 22:50
Added in reply to request by SoaringHeightsSoaringHeights
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