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Mr. Mang

can anyone speak french well?

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i was listening to this song and was wondering what the hell it meant.

 

 

 

 

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes, lan digidigidan, lan digidigidigidan

Dans les prisons de Nantes, y'avait un prisonnier, y'avait un prisonnier.

 

 

Personne ne le vint l'vouer

Que la fille du geolier

 

Un jour il lui demande

Oui Que dit on de moue

 

On dit de vous en ville

Que vous serez pendu

 

Mais s'il faut qu'on me pende

Deliez moi les pieds

 

La fille etait jeunette

Les pieds lui a delie

 

Le prisonnier alerte

Dans la Loire a saute

 

(slow down)

Des qu'il fut sur les rives

Il se prit a chanter

 

(speed up again)

Je chante pour les belles

Surtout celle du geolier

 

Si je reviens a Nantes

Oui je l'epouserai

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes

Y'avait un prisonnier.

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Guest sneak

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i cant speak french for shit. hell i have trouble speaking english

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4 year spanish course in my old school. where did it get me? well i can order a pint of beer and say your mother is a dog in spanish...thats about it really.

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here you go.

 

 

 

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes, y'avait un prisonnier, y'avait un prisonnier.

In the Nates prison, there's was a prisoner

 

 

Personne ne le vint l'vouer

Que la fille du geolier

No one saw him steal, but some fat cat's daughter

 

Un jour il lui demande

Oui Que dit on de moue

One day he asks "what's the word on the street?"

 

On dit de vous en ville

Que vous serez pendu

They say in the city that you'll be hung

 

Mais s'il faut qu'on me pende

Deliez moi les pieds

But if I have to hang, please let me see her feet

 

La fille etait jeunette

Les pieds lui a delie

The girl was young and her feet were so delicate

 

Le prisonnier alerte

Dans la Loire a saute

The prisoner alert, down the well(?) he jumps

 

(slow down)

Des qu'il fut sur les rives

Il se prit a chanter

As soon as he died, he started to sing

 

Je chante pour les belles

Surtout celle du geolier

I sing for the girls, esspeciall the fat cat's daughter

 

Si je reviens a Nantes

Oui je l'epouserai

If I come back to Nantes, I'll marry her.

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes

Y'avait un prisonnier.

In the Nates prison, there's was a prisoner

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Just some minor edits, in case you feel like being pedantic. Edits in italics.

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes, y'avait un prisonnier, y'avait un prisonnier.

In the Nates prison, there's was a prisoner

 

Personne ne le vint l'vouer

Que la fille du geolier

No one saw him steal, but the jailer's daughter

 

Un jour il lui demande

Oui Que dit on de moue

One day he asks "what's the word on the street?"

 

On dit de vous en ville

Que vous serez pendu

They say in the city that you'll be hung

 

Mais s'il faut qu'on me pende

Deliez moi les pieds

But if I have to hang, please let me see her feet

 

La fille etait jeunette

Les pieds lui a delie

The girl was young and her feet were so delicate

 

Le prisonnier alerte

Dans la Loire a saute

The prisoner alert, down the Loire he jumps (The Loire is a river in France)

 

(slow down)

Des qu'il fut sur les rives

Il se prit a chanter

Once he reached the banks of the river, he started to sing (WTF?! The song never said he died... lol)

 

Je chante pour les belles

Surtout celle du geolier

I sing for the girls, esspeciall the jailer's daughter

 

Si je reviens a Nantes

Oui je l'epouserai

If I come back to Nantes, Yes I'll marry her.

 

Dans les prisons de Nantes

Y'avait un prisonnier.

In the Nates prison, there's was a prisoner

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and thanks for the minor corrections...

Not too shabby for someone who hasn't taken french since highschool (6 years ago)

 

I thought 'reaches the banks of the river' was a reference to the River Styx and death.

Cool... I'm glad he got away!

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I'm alost positive this is the song that my dad used to sing to me and I remember singing it once at my schools talent show in grade 1 hahaha.....NO JOKES!:eek:

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Originally posted by Mr. Mang

 

lan digidigidan, lan digidigidigidan

 

this is just gibberish, like lalalala, i can tell you that.

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Originally posted by Mr. Mang

i was on my 4th year of german and couldnt even make my own sentences properly. sucks.

word up man i took 3 years and i couldnt even hold a simple convo with a fuckin kid.

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