Regrouped by Joseph Canteloube, this book is the fourth series from the set Chants D'Auvergne. This edition, written for Voice and Piano, contains lyrics in local dialect “Occitan”, with the French translation below. Some directives are given to obtain the correct pronunciation of the language.
It features six songs:
I. Jou l'pount d'o Mirabel (Au pont de Mirabel) / At the Mirabel bridge
II. Oï Ayaï
III. Pour l'enfant / For the child
IV. Chut, Chut / Shh, Shh
V. Pastorale / Pastoral
VI. Lou Coucut (Le coucou) / The Cuckoo
Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) was a French composer, musician and author, mainly known for his folk songs and for the series Chants D'Auvergne inspired by the area his family was from.