The markets of Provence in music

The markets of Provence

Their stalls under the Sun, bright colours and smells of the Midi markets are out of the ordinary. The market to most of the villages, cities and municipalities opens early in the morning, once a week. Some take even two. In addition to food products there are horticultural products and textiles.  Others, such as that of Velleron leading to 6 p.m. every day, are reserved for products of agricultural producers.

Describe them is not easy. I believe that one who has better is Louis Amade lyricist who wrote the song the markets of Provence for Gilbert Bécaud which performed it remarkably. Here are the lyrics:

There are throughout the markets of Provence
Who feel, in the morning, the sea and the Midi
Scents of fennel, melons, celery
With in their midst, some kids dancing
The night traveler, me in ribambelle
Crossed countries that I couldn't
I look forward at the point of the day to find my steps
This amazed world who laughs and that was challenges
The morning market

Here's to one hundred francs thyme of the garrigue
A bit of Saffron and a kilo of figs
Do you want, not true, a beautiful tray of fisheries
Or apricots?
Here is the Nice shallot and tarragon
Nice fish of the Marie-Charlotte
Do you want, not true, a bouquet of lavender
Alternatively a few carnations?
And above all that they give you in Christmas Book
Emphasis wandering and that no end

But there are, throughout the markets of Provence
So many beautiful girls, so many pretty girls
In the mid of the fennel, melons, celery
I have well from time to time some ideas that dance
The night traveler, me in ribambelle
Crossed glances that I couldn't
I look forward at the point of the day to find my steps
These daughters of the Sun that laugh and that call me
In the morning at the market.