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The serpent on Manlleu

(song)

                                                                              

There is a huge serpent,
Frightful to watch.

If you do not believe it
go and see
and you will find out.

In a place near Manlleu
There is a poplar forest;

Everyone who goes there
Will be eaten if caught;
It ate nine piglets,
The sow and the swineherd

If you do not believe it…

It ate two horses
A donkey and a mare,
Nearly a hundred muttons
and nine hundred sheep.

If you do not believe it…

It ate a farmer,
His oxen and his cart,
A picket of soldiers,
Lances and bayonets.

If you do not believe it…

It ate a whole procession
With its banners and flags
And also a priest who was following behind

 

Sponsors

  • Ajuntament de Manlleu
  • Associació per les Tradicions Populars Catalanes El Serpent de Manlleu
  • Diputació de Barcelona
  • Manlleu Capital del Ter