DUPAIN - Fèm Ren
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Fèm Ren, nos fan pausar l'usina

Despuei dètz jorns va de bolina
E dau cúp l'obrier de cantèu.
Quand trabalham ambè ma frema,
Nústra borsa es talament sema
Que se li vei totjorn l'estèu.
Mai uei, doble dieu, que secutgi.
Pas'n pie per s'escaufar lo fetgi,
Pas'n pie per se crompar d'arton.

Fèm Ren, nos fan pausar l'usina....

Aquú va durar cinc setmanas
Fumarem la pipa de cana
E viurem coma de santons.
De cinc setmanas, ges de paga.
E aquei auvari s'embraga
Just en ivèrn totei leis ans
Just quand lo sale temps poncheja
Lo mèstre ambè sa mina freja.

Fèm Ren, nos fan pausar l'usina...

Ais obriers van li levar lo pan
Nos ditz : "Mei cambaradas
Avèm fach una marrida annada
Fau que sarrem la mecanica.
A sei grús socits la mestrisa
Dins l'usina o dins la remisa
Lo trabalh es amolonat,
Cu sap se vendr la pratica...

Fèm Ren, nos fan pausar l'usina

-Felip MABILLY

DUPAIN - Fèm Ren (Nothing Is Being Done)

Nothing is being done, they're making us close the factory.

For ten days things have being going wrong
And now the worker is in a bad way.
When my wife and I go to work,
Our purse is so empty,
You can always see the bottom.
But today, my god, what a drought.
Not a cent to warm up the liver
Not a cent to buy some bread
Nothing is being done, they're making us close the factory!

This is going to last five weeks
We'll smoke the cane pipe
And we'll live like statues
For five weeks, no pay.
And this catastrophe comes
Slap bang in winter every year
Just as the lousy weather arrives
The master with his icy demeanour.
Nothing is being done, they're making us close the factory!

They're taking the bread from the workers
They tell us: "My good co-workers
We've had a bad year
We have to stop the machines.
The management have problems
In the factory or in the warehouse
Work is amassed
Who knows if clients will come.
Nothing is being done, they're making us close the factory