[Dixielandjazz] Translation of French
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Mon Feb 2 22:21:50 PST 2004
Today is the 'French day' !
As French, I confirm the translations which were given :
"As-tu le cafard ?" : Do you have the blues ?
"Le boeuf sur le toit". "Boeuf" is a French slang word mainly
used by jazzmen, that means "jam session". I believe that, in
English, "jam session" is used mainly by jazzmen, too. No ?
Anecdote : There was formerly in Dijon (Burgundy), close to the
University, a cafe named "Le boeuf sur le toit" where my buddies
of the jazz band "Les Jazzogenes" often played. The time passed
where the students were going to listen to traditional jazz :(
An attemps for other Bechet's tunes :
Petite Fleur Little flower
Les Oignons The onions
Dans les rues d'Antibes In Antibes's streets (Antibes
is a town of south of France,
on the famous "Côte d'azur"
Marchand de poisson Fish seller
Promenade aux Champs Elysées Ramble on (?) Champs-Elysées
Champs Elysées = the famous
avenue in Paris
Premier bal First ball
Si tu vois ma mère If you see my mother, but the
English title is "Lonesome"
Mic (mikosax) - From Burgundy (France)
Modest old reedman
Beginner in English language :( (Be lenient, please !)
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