Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers,

Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it with you. Those who know to play the piano might even perform it.

French Original text: “Que le temps soit laid, ou qu’il soit beau, c’est de quoy jamais je ne murmure. Il n’apartient qu’aux Beuveurs d’eau de se plaindre de la froidure. Pour avoir chaud dés le matin, le vray secret est de prendre du vin”.

Translation: ” No matter if the weather is nasty or nice. I will never grumble about that. It belongs not only to water Drinkers who complain about cold. To get warm in the morning a true secret is to have some wine.”

Happy Spring Spirit to all of you!

Vive le Roy! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  Maria KethuProfumo 

Source: The image belongs to the National French Library (BNF). The purpose of its posting is educative.

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Reconstructing the Past for the glorious Future
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6 Responses to Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

  1. Happy Spring Spirit to you too, Maria! 🙂

  2. I can’t read the music, Maria, but I share joy joy in carnivals and spring.

  3. smilecalm says:

    wine for breakfast!
    one way
    to holiday 🙂

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