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chevaliers manuscript
Chevaliers de la table ronde
French drinking song
MIDI file & manuscript by Robbie Rhodes

MIDI file: cheval.mid (1 kb)

Manuscript: cheval.gif (7 kb)

cheval.gif (7 kb)



This is a familiar drinking song which I want to present to the French class.  I want to make a nice manuscript for the teacher.  (Maybe get a good grade, eh?! :-)  The manuscript will be printed in landscape format, 11" wide by 8.5" high.

The MIDI file was simple.  A piano synth keyboard was connected via the MIDI cable to Master Tracks Pro sequencer software on the PC.  Then I printed the manuscript image, and I scanned the print with a flat-bed scanner to create a BMP file which was heavily edited with Microsoft Paint.  I also added the lyrics using Paint.  Maybe there's a better way!

The first verse says, "Knights of the round table, let us see if the wine is good."  Several verses later (#5), "The two feet against the wall, and the head under the tap!"  (Yes, it could mean either the water tap or the tap of the wine barrel.)  Ah, college life!

Robbie Rhodes


Chevaliers de la table ronde
MIDI file: cheval.mid (1 kb)
Manuscript: cheval.gif (7 kb)

1. Chev-a-liers de la tab-le rond-e, Goû-tons voir si le vin est bon.
   Goû-tons voir, oui oui oui, Goû-tons voir, non non non, Goû-tons voir, si le vin est bon.

2. S'il est bon, s'il est a-gré-ab-le, J'en boi-rai jus-qu'à mon plai-sir.
   J'en boi-rai, oui oui oui, J'en boi-rai, non non non, J'en boi-rai jus-qu'à mon plai-sir.

3. J'en boi-rai cinq à six bou-teil-les, Un-e fem-me sur les gen-oux.
   Un-e femme, oui oui oui, Un-e femme, non non non, Un-e fem-me sur les gen-oux.

4. Si je meurs, je veux qu'on m'en-ter-re, Dans une cave où y a du bon vin.
   Dans une cave, oui oui oui, Dans une cave, non non non, Dans une cave, où y a du bon vin.

5. Les deux pieds con-tre la mu-rail-le, Et la tête sous le rob-i-net.
   Et la tête, oui oui oui, Et la tête, non non non, Et la tête, sous le rob-i-net.

6. Sur ma tombe, je veux qu'on in-scriv-e, I-ci gît le roi des bu-veurs.
   I-ci gît, oui oui oui, I-ci gît, non non non, I-ci gît, le roi des bu-veurs.

7. Et la mor-ale de cet-te his-toire, Est qu'il faut boire a-vant d'mour-ir.
   Est qu'il faut, oui oui oui, Est qu'il faut, non non non, Est qu'il faut, boire a-vant d'mour-ir.


1 March 2000

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