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"Ban bourguignon"
(chanson à boire)

You should listen to this song if : You want to know what French people sing when they celebrate something with the little help of a glass of wine...

About this song : A drinking song (chanson à boire) is  a song generally sung at the end of the meal to foster the consumption of wine. They are usually sung when large groups of people are present : marriage, student parties, big family meals, sport events, "ferias" (fiestas in the southern cities of France) and festivals ... They sometimes have got "blanks" to allow the singers to... drink bottoms up. They definitely participate to the "wine culture" of France, although they can of course be sung while drinking other kind of alcohols (the Pastis 51 or Ricard have got their own song) or even while drinking non alcoholic beverages. This song comes from Burgundy (Bourgogne), one of the three most famous regions in France for the production of wine (Beside Bourgogne, the two other are Bordelais and Champagne, but of course there are many other places where wine is produced, and sometimes excellent one !)

Les paroles and their approximate translation

La la la la lalalalalère                 La la la la lalalalalère 
Lalala Lalala lalala
lalalala          Lalala Lalala lalala lalalala

La la la la lalalalalère                La la la la lalalalalère

Lalala Lalala lalala                    Lalala Lalala lalala


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