Two French Carols

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We stitched together two different French noëls by Pierre Dandrieu to make this medley.


A la venue de Noël chacun se doit bien réjouir
Car c’est un testament nouvel que tout le monde doit tenir

Joseph est bien marié, Joseph est bien marié
A la fille de Jesse, a la fille de Jesse
C’était chose bien nouvelle
Que d’être mère et pucelle
Dieu y a bien operé,
Joseph est bien marié

At the coming of Christmas, everyone must rejoice well
For there is a new testament which all the world must profess

Joseph is well married, Joseph is well married
To the daughter of Jesse, to the daughter of Jesse
It is truly a new thing
To be both a mother and a maiden
God did good work there
Joseph is well married


from Wassail!, released December 16, 2016
Music & lyrics: Pierre Dandrieu (1664-1733)



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"Conspiratio" is the latin word for harmony. It literally means "breathing together". It also means conspiracy. We conspire solely to amuse ourselves and others with very old songs, mostly about drinking!

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