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[Mar. 31st, 2008|06:59 pm]
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I can't remember who asked me, but someone who is on my LJ friends list asked about a song tune, then hummed it for me. After a little thinking I identified it as a song that galeran sings.

Tonight while making dinner I remembered that it's called "Jean de Nivelle".

Listen to it here: http://play.rhapsody.com/thewildoats/afewoatsshyofahaggis/jeandenivelle (be aware, they've added a modern verse about Japanese monsters at the end)
Lyrics (and non-singable English translation) here: http://humanities.ucsd.edu/courses/kuchtahum3/music/nivelle.htm

Galeran, it seems you've given us an earworm!

[User Picture]From: galeran
2008-04-01 12:25 am (UTC)
Awesome. I don't particularly want to install Rhapsody, but I'm tickled by the concept of Japanese monsters in Jean de Nivelle. Jean de Nivelle a trois God-zil-las! Rarr!

Hope all is well with you! Did I ever congratulate you properly on the Laureling? The past few months have been a blur.
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[User Picture]From: gflower
2008-04-01 12:49 am (UTC)
Bit of a blur for me too, for different reasons. Thank you for the congratulations! I'm sure you already did, but can't even begin to remember.

Rhapsody isn't horrible...you don't have to give them any info about yourself to install the player, and the player doesn't take over your music playback process. Not a great search interface, though, and for duck's sake don't give them any money. ;)
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[User Picture]From: frausensei
2008-04-01 12:50 am (UTC)
Hey, I know that song! I learned it from ebenbrooks, formerly of the Wild Oats, whose website you referenced! And yes, I do know the monstres japonais verse. It's the only one I've got properly memorized. ;-p
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[User Picture]From: baron_berwyn
2008-04-01 02:01 am (UTC)
That was I, with the intent of a possible filk. Something along the lines of "they keep singing in as languahe I don't understand, but here's what I think it soulds like.)
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[User Picture]From: frausensei
2008-04-02 03:52 am (UTC)
Hey Berwyn, you gonna be at Jararvellir's 35th Anniversary? I know it's a ten-hour drive for you, but ... I'm flying in, and it would be cool if I could see you there too!
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[User Picture]From: baron_berwyn
2008-04-02 04:38 am (UTC)
I wish I could, but I'm going to northern WI just the weekend before.
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[User Picture]From: baron_berwyn
2008-04-01 02:05 am (UTC)
Gee, the only lyric I could remember was something that sounded Japanese.
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[User Picture]From: frausensei
2008-04-02 03:51 am (UTC)
BTW, this made me think of you today. ^_^
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