[SCA-Dance] singing accompaniment

Mary Railing mrailing2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 10:04:25 EDT 2009

Well, if anyone wants to try, here are the lyrics in French and English:

Quand je bois du vin clairet,
ami, tout tourne, tourne, tourne, tourne
aussi désormais je bois
Anjou ou Arbois
Chantons et buvons,
ã ce flacon faisons la guerre
Chantons et buvons,
mes amis, buvons donc!

When I drink some claret wine,
friends, things go turning, turning, turning, turning round
So I'm drinking all the time
Anjou or Arbois.
Sing and drink,
while on the bottle we make war
Sing and drink,
my friends, drink some more!

Isn't it fun that a "turning dance" has lyrics about the world spinning around while you're drunk?  :)


From: Ben Cogan <donnghaile at gmail.com>
To: Mary Railing <mrailing2 at yahoo.com>
Cc: sca-dance at sca-dance.org
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 9:39:51 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Dance] singing accompaniment

>I dare you to try to sing the lyrics to Attaignant's tourdion while dancing without running out of breath.

I dare you to talk while dancing a five minute galliard and not get
short of breath.  By the way that's the real workout, sing out loud
while doing the dance, similarly with running.  It will drive you into
the ground, but once you get able to do it, and with persistence you
will, you'll be in the best cardio shape of your life.  (That's the
military way to increase endurance, go for a 20 minute run and sing
and shout the entire way through it)

Aside from workout tips from a Marine, I agree tourdion is fast enough
that I would recommend different people sing and dance, but I
personally really like it.



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