Children’s Prizes in Sark Song Lyrics CompetitionEve gives prize

The children’s prizes were awarded in April for La Société Sercquaise’s New Lyrics for Old Tunes competition. The competition was launched in autumn 2009 along with the Société’s CD of traditional Sark songs and invited writers to create new lyrics set to any of the tunes on the disc. Class One at Sark School wrote a new verse to ‘Accourez dans mon bateau’ and Class Two wrote a song about Sark’s boats to the tune of ‘Le Bon Marin’. Judges Eve Cook (pictured) and Richard Axton presented the children with their prize of £50 for the school’s Crescendo Fund which supports musical performances in the island.

 

 

Accourez Dans Mon Bateau with new verse by Class 1

Accourez dans mon bateau, jeunes gens du hameau,
Accourez dans mon bateau, venez passer l’eau.
Il est au bois de boleau et leger comme un oiseau,
Accourez dans mon bateau, venez passer l’eau.

Get into the link box, of my green tractor.
Get into the link box, of my green tractor.
We can go down to the harbour,
We can pick the luggage up.
Get into the link box, of my green tractor.

Accourez dans mon bateau, jeunes gens du hameau,
Accourez dans mon bateau, venez passer l’eau.
Il est au bois de boleau et leger comme un oiseau,
Accourez dans mon bateau, venez passer l’eau.

 

The Boats of Sark sung to the tune of Le Bon Marin by Class 2

George Guille’s boat is green and red
Taking us round the island.
Up, down and in and out
Through the caves we go.
See the cliffs, the birds, the rocks
Tourists love the show.

The Bon Marin is blue and white,
Taking us over to Guernsey.
If rough, we all feel sick
As it sways side to side.
Waves crash, we all hold on
Into the harbour we go.

Cargo is brought by sea to Sark    
On the new boat, the Viking.
The crane is ready on the quay,
Tractors line up ion rows.
Up the hill and to the shops,
Ready to fill the shelves.

The Sark Venture sails to and fro
On shopping trips to Guernsey.
On seas both calm and rough
Passengers and the crew.
Bags go empty, come back full,
All had a lovely time.