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Menoizikul; Midweek Musicalisms

To complete the foray through sounds medieval, here is a rather bawdy offering! A tale of two lassies out on the randan.** The lyrics (translated) are below... and notes indicated that this song contains one of the very earliest mentions or usages of the term 'lasagna' for a certain foodstuff!
For all the notes (if interested) do click through to the YTube version.

«Drink some wine, cummer, and don't temper it, 'cause, if the wine is strong, it heats up your head». The women wander both to a mansion; they search for young wine if it was in season, they drank five barrels, while they were fasted and a measure in excess only for a taste. «Of this barrel - we won't sell it anymore, let's put on the spigot, - and we'll drink it. And hey, good friend, - raise your skirt, resembling a bell, - 'cause I really have to pee». Starting to pee the good drinker: she digs out the tree from here to the roots. The other woman said: «by God, seal that hole, you made such a lake, - that you can easily sail». They go to the stove to have a good time, they show themselves since they were starving: seven capons were bringed and quite two hundred eggs a larded capon also only for a taste. «One ship, cummer, of wine has landed to port and another one of linen: may the sailor die!» «Instead let's drink, cummer, let's fill our bodies up and that ship of linen may sink in the sea!» The women wander both to the celebration, of gnocchi and lasagne they have seven servings; and one said to the other: «if only another storm would occur, since I don't ever want to weave, weft or spin anymore».

  1. (Scotland) Riotous or disorderly behaviour.
  2. (Scotland) A rowdy celebration; a spree.
    on the randan/on the randy = "on a spree"

To end the post, I send greetings for Australia Day and for India Republic Day!!!


  1. Beautiful
    Greetings on Australia Day and Republic Day India.Jai Hind

  2. we go with the first sentence today... drink some wine... maybe that helps to feel no longer like frozen... :P)

  3. I made it through 22 seconds and could not go any further. i read the words and find they make no sense to be, but i do get the riotous disordely behavior thing. the Average American women have become riotous and disorderly and it hurts me to the core

  4. Well -- hummmmmmmm. Happy Australia Day and Happy India Republic Day and we will leave it at that.

  5. OMDs I missed Yesterday's post...I was here too early. Precious pups
    I'm glad you posted the words to the song...I liked the music
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Rowdy bunch of folks, by the sounds of it! namaste, janice xx


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