Adyé foula

Lyrics Traditional Guadeloupe Song Music arrangements by Paul Mindy
Performers Josette Césarin

Adyé foula, adyé madras
Adyé grendò, adyé kolyéchou
Doudou an-mwen i ka pati
Élas, élas, sé pou toujou
Bonjou misyé lè kapitèn
Boujou misyé lè komandan
Mwen vini fè on ti pétisyon
Pou yo lésé doudou an-mwen banmwen

Mademoiselle il est trop tard
La consigne est déjà signée
Doudou a-vou i ka pati
Le navire est sur la bouée
Adyé foula, adyé madras
Adyé grendò, adyé kolyéchou
Doudou an-mwen i ka pati
Élas, élas, sé pou toujou

 

Goodbye scarves, goodbye madras
Goodbye grain d’or, goodbye collier chou*
My darling is gone
Alas, alas, it is forever
Hello Captain
Hello Commander
I have come to make a plea
For my darling to stay with me

It is too late, Miss
The order is already signed
Your darling is gone
The ship is at the buoy
Goodbye scarves, goodbye madras
Goodbye grain d’or, goodbye collier chou
My darling is gone
Alas, alas, it is forever

*Grain d’or and collier chou: traditional necklaces