La petosa ame lo rigaud
(The wren and the robin)

Occitan

La petosa ame lo rigaud
Parlavan de se maridar,
La finforleta,
La finforlà.


Ara maridats que ne siam,
Coma farem per manjar?

Se ne van trobar la guirlan,
Sus son còu i a un sac de blat.

Ara de manjar que n'avèm,
Coma farem per dançar?

Se ne van trobar lo rat,
Que lei venga violonar.

Ara de dançar que n'avèm,
Coma farem per cochar?

Se ne van trobar lo palhièr,
Que lei forniga un bon lièch.
The wren and the robin
Were talking about getting married,
La finforleta,
La finforlà.


Now that we're married,
How will we manage to eat?

They go to meet the “guirlan,”
On her neck there's a bag of wheat.

Now that we have food to eat,
How will we manage to dance?

They go to meet the rat,
For him to come and play the violin.

Now that we have dancing,
How will we manage to sleep?

They go meet at the hayloft,
For it to provide them with a good bed.