The Canadian French often preferred the brigantine rig to the schooner, for cargo and fishing.?Here they speak of it as the ship of death:?a funeral chant.
I learned it when I was quite young, but forgot he melody, so I asked Shirley Ruffalo (Brown) to read it for me, and took the shape of this tune from her inflection.
La Brigantine qui va tourner,?牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?The Brigantine that goes,
Roule et s'incline牋牋牋牋牋牋 牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?rolling and pitching,
Pour m'entra頽er.牋牋牋 牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?takes me with it.
Ah, Vierge Marie,牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Oh, Virgin Mary,
Pour moi priez-Dieu;牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?pray to God for me.
Adieu, Patrie,牋 牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Goodbye, my country;
Qu閎ec, adieu. 牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Goodbye, Quebec.