J’entends le moulin

by Michael Snelgrove

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This piece is a real barn burning showstopper for a skilled pianist and a choir that that loves adrenaline pumping music. This Canadian folksong has been around for generations and Michael takes it to a new level of energy and FUN. The text is repetitive and easy for any choir to catch on to.

J’entends le moulin (tique tique taque)
Mon père a fair batir maison.
La fait batir à trois pignons.
Sont trois charpentiers qui la font.
Le plus jeune c’est mon mignon.
Qu’apporte-tu dans ton jupon?
C’est un paté de trois pigeons.
Asseyons-nous et le mangeons.
En s’asseyant il fit un bond,
Qui fit trembler mer et poisson
Et les cailloux qui sont au fond.

I hear the millwheel (tique tique taque)
My father is having a house built.
It’s being built with three gables.
There are three carpenters building it.
The youngest is my darling.
What do you have in your apron?
It’s a pie made of three pigeons.
Let’s sit down and eat it.
While sitting down they all lept up,
Causing the sea and fish to tremble,
and the stones on the bottom of the sea.




SATB – with piano $2.50 CP 1534 – duration 3:10
SSA   – with piano $2.50 CP 1533 – duration 3:10