Giga Vitona

Giga Vitona
trad., giga e balet (Val Varacho) – paraulas de Lou Quinse)

Giga e balet from Val Varacha (Val Varaita, western Alps), with adaptation of lyrics sung in Occitan, created by Lou Quinse.
“Bring me to hell in summer, where you don’t pay to drink. The Hurdy-Gurdy plays, the Devil dances, the Wheel of Fortune turns, as your false god does.”

Balen ben lis fòls de Barmes
chanta lalaralalalèra
balen melh las fòlas d’Ala
chanta lalaralalala
balen ben sot a la luna
quand lo diaol sona la viola
balen ben aub las marmòtas
aub las mascas e Jan Pojòt

Cramen ben lis fuecs de la plana
chanta lalaralalalèra
cramen ben dintra la nebia
chanta lalaralalala
crama ben la grapa en gola
una flama de libertat
E s’avivarèn nòstres còr
quand Turin sarè cramat!

Pòrta-me d’istat a l’enfern
dont lo beure al se paga pas
vira la viola, vira lo diaol
vira la roa e ton diu faus

Quita jamai questa dança
chanta lalaralalalèra
quita jamai questa nuèit
chanta lalaralalala
quita jamai de t’encharmar
questa musica sarvatja
quita jamai de te basar
la Janeta e sa flor

Balen ben las fòlas de Barmes
chanta lalaralalalèra
balen melh lis fòls d’Ala
chanta lalaralalala
balen ben lo Sabbat de Barmes
quand lo diaol sona la viola
bala ben questa dança
que Lou Quinse te laissa pas!


Madmen from Barmes dance well
sing lalaralalalèra
mad girls from Ala will dance better
sing lalaralalala
they dance well under the moon
when the devil plays the hurdy-gurdy
they dance well with the groundhogs
with the witches and Jan Pojòt

The fires of the plain are burning well
sing lalaralalalèra
and likewise the grappa in the throat
a flame of freedom
And our hearts will blaze
when Turin will burn down!

Bring me to the Hell in the summer
where the drink is free
The hurdy-gurdy turns round, the devil turns round
the wheel turns round and so does your false god

This dance never ends
sing lalaralalalèra
this night never ends
sing lalaralalala
this wild music
never ceases to bewitch you
and Janeta and her flower
never stop kissing you

Mad girls from Barmes dance well
sing lalaralalalèra
madmen from Ala dance better
sing lalaralalala
they dance well the sabbath of Barmes
when the devil plays the hurdy-gurdy
dance this dance well
because Lou Quinse will not leave you!