Thursday, July 13, 2006

Coup de Boule Paroles

So, the lyrics for the "Coup de Boule" Zidane song, by La Plage Records

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Coup de Boule
Attention c'est la danse du Coup de Boule!
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule à droite
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule à gauche
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)

Allez les bleus!
Allez,
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé (Coup de boule!)* 4x

Le rital, il a eu mal
Zidane il a frappé
l'Italien ne va pas bien
Zidane il a tapé
L'arbitre l'a vu à la télé
Zidane il a frappé
Mais la coupe on l'a ratée
On a quand même bien rigolé

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé (Coup de boule!) 4x

Trezeguet n'a pas joué
Quand il a joué il a raté
Il a tout fait capoté
La coupe on l'a ratée
Barthez n'a rien arreté
C'est pourtant pas compliqué
Les sponseurs sont tous fâchés
Mais Chirac a bien parlé

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé (Coup de boule!) 4x

Attention c'est la danse du Coup de Boule!
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule à droite
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule à gauche
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule avant
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
Coup de boule arrière
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)

Et maintenant penalty
Attention il va tirer
un, deux, trois...c'est raté!

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé (4x)

On a quand meme bien rigolé
Zidane et Trezeguet
La coupe on l'a ratée
Zidane et Trezeguet (2x)
Et Trezeguet...et Trezeguet...et Trezeguet guet guet
Trezeguet
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
et Trezeguet
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
et Trezeguet
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
et Trezeguet
(Coup de boule, coup de boule)
TrezeguetDodgy English translation to follow... ***edit*** My own English translation, take it with a grain of salt.

***2nd EDIT: I am cool with anyone cutting and pasting this in their own blogs or webpages, but make sure to give me credit and to link back! Thank you! I have also changed the line about Chirac given the comments.***

***3rd EDIT: For those teachers using this in their lesson plans, or for all those who are coming through BlackBoard links, I'm really curious to know how it's working out. Please comment or drop me a line. Thanks :)***

Etienne's Translation of "Coup de Boule" lyrics:
Watch out, it's the headbutt dance!
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the right
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the left
(Headbutt, headbutt)

Go Blues!
Go,
Zidane, he hit [him], Zidane, he slapped [him] (Headbutt!)* 4x

The guido, he was hurt
Zidane hit [him]
The Italian's not doing well
Zidane slapped [him]
The ref saw it on the TV
Zidane hit [him]
But we lost the World Cup
We had a good laugh anyways

Zidane, he hit [him], Zidane, he slapped [him] (Headbutt!) 4x

Trezeguet didn't play
When he played he sucked
He screwed up everything
We lost the World Cup
Barthez didn't stop anything
And it's not even complicated
The sponsers are all angry
But Chirac was eloquent spoke well

Zidane, he hit [him], Zidane, he slapped [him] (Headbutt!) 4x

Watch out, it's the headbutt dance!
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the right
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the left
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the front
(Headbutt, headbutt)
Headbutt to the back
(Headbutt, headbutt)

And now it's the penalty
Attention please, he's gonna shoot
One, two, three...he missed!

Zidane, he hit [him], Zidane, he slapped [him] (4x)

We had a good laugh anyways
Zidane and Trezeguet
We lost the World Cup
Zidane and Trezeguet (2x)

And Trezeguet...and Trezeguet...and Trezeguet-guet-guet
Trezeguet
(Headbutt, headbutt)
and Trezeguet
(Headbutt, headbutt)
and Trezeguet
(Headbutt, headbutt)
and Trezeguet
(Headbutt, headbutt)


*You can't really tell if it's "il l'a tapé" or "il a tapé"...R. said the latter and thus it goes, although given the original Zidane song is "Zidane y va marquer"...who knows. Explanations welcomed.

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73 comments:

wAwA said...

helo! do you mind if i copy this whole of your entry at my blog?

Kathy said...

I love that this song was made, and I love even more that now I know what it's saying thanks to a quick Google search and your translation. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Cool song! We listen to it even here, in Tashkent!

anusree said...

well congratulations ! the translation is good enough for people like me who don't speak french.

ParisBreakfasts said...

chuet!

Cindy Subramani said...

Hey, I just heard about the song here in South Africa and wanted to know more. I googled and stumbled upon your translation..awesome stuff. Thanks...and well done. Now i just gotta listen to the track!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanx for translating. My french is as good as my norwegian, which is non-existent, of course.

In here in Colombia, South America, ther'es also talk around the song. I cannot believe I heard it first on an all- rock radio station in Bogotá.

Fuckin' awesome, dude. *wink*

kala

Anonymous said...

Giga thanx for the lyric as well as the song. Scrapped it onto my blog in Korea. Good day~

Jun

Anonymous said...

Ben moi je parle le français mais y avait des paroles que je ne comprenais pas, et une rapide recherche google m'a fait attérir sur ta page! Pas mal, ta traduction anglaise! Mais ce qui m'étonne le plus, c'est que, apparemment, cette chanson est vraiment connue dans le monde entier, si on en croit les commentaires! C'est hallucinant!!!! voilà, je suis sous le choc!!! mdr

Anonymous said...

ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Even the Italians like it!

Thank you for the translation.

Franco, London

Anonymous said...

the song is awesome and spreading all around the world! i heard it today on national public radio in the us.

cheers!

allez les bleus!

Anonymous said...

the song is awesome and spreading all around the world! i heard it today on national public radio in the us.

cheers!

allez les bleus!

Anonymous said...

Just read about this awesome song on the web on the BBC news Front page!! Got the audio (www.odeo.com) & video (Google)and we´re jamming and swaying and dipping etc.

No 1 across the World please!!

Anonymous said...

This is AWESOME! I big thanks from Orange County, California. I speak fairly decent French- I agree with your translation. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Awesome song ... made my day!!!!

It does sound like il l'a tapé il l'a frappé, definitely ..though it's nearly funnier the other way, as it's a childish way to speak

A french expat gal =)

Colline said...

Hey-
Thanks for posting these. I've got the French lyrics on my own blog, and my translation isn't as good as yours. Could I perhaps snatch it, if I credit it?
Anyway, thanks a lot!
-c

Immortalis said...

Hey, I have also copied part of your entry to my blog (but I did credit it!). The song is just hilarious....

Anonymous said...

I believe it is "Zidane il a tapé"

ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!

Merci

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO, THANK YOU FROM NORTH AMERICA! Even Americans followed this story, believe it or not. I must now listen to this song all the way home, thank you for the translation! My French is bad but your English is very good.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! On m'a demande de traduire cette chanson, et franchement, je ne peux pas faire mieux que vous!

Anonymous said...

Haha, thanks to a quick google search, I found these lyrics. They're really great, no matter how iffy. I've done the same things with German : )

Anonymous said...

The Trezeguet part is not accurately translated imho:
your translation " Trezeguet didn't play/When he played he sucked/He screwed up everything" is much harsher than the original which sounds more like "Trezeguet didn't play/ When he played he blundered/ He botched the whole thing

Just my 2 cents

colline said...

What a lousy suck song! Oh, your blog sucks by the way!

kathy said...

Lousy dumb blog!

Anonymous said...

oh man! this blog sucks!

Anonymous said...

THIS SONG FUNNY

Anonymous said...

Cool transalation, we love the song even up here in little old Batley, England, UK. i heard it yesterday on the radio, and well, wanted to know what it meant, thanx.
Soap n Nemo

Anonymous said...

my english translation:
Head butt
Watch out it’s the head butt dance
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the right
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the left
(Head butt, head butt)

Go France!
Go,
Zidane hit him, Zidane slapped him (head butt!) 4x

The guido, he got hurt
Zidane hit him
The Italian isn’t doing well
Zidane hit him
The ref saw it on the TV
Zidane hit him
But we lost the cup
We laughed anyway

Zidane hit him, Zidane slapped him (head butt!) 4x

Trezeguet didn’t play
When he did play he messed up
He made everything fall apart
We lost the cup
Barthez didn’t stop anything
It’s not complicated
The sponsors are all angry
But Chirac spoke well

Zidane hit him, Zidane slapped him (head butt!) 4x

Watch out it’s the head butt dance
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the right
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the left
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the front
(Head butt, head butt)
Head butt to the back
(Head butt, head butt)

And now the penalties
Watch out he’s going to shoot
1, 2, 3… he missed!

Zidane hit him, Zidane slapped him (head butt!) 4x

We laughed anyway
Zidane and Trezeguet
We missed the shot
Zidane and Trezeguet (2x)
And Trezeguet...and Trezeguet...and Trezeguet guet guet
Trezeguet
(head butt, head butt)
And Trezeguet
(head butt, head butt)
And Trezeguet
(head butt, head butt)
And Trezeguet
(head butt, head butt)
Trezeguet

Anonymous said...

Whoever posted last, made the correction I was going to make. You translated the part "Mais Chirac a bien parlé" incorrectly and it should be "But Chirac spoke well". Anyways they cleared it up. Love the song, great post!

Amber said...

Thanks for the translation. It has made the song even more enjoyable. You have done a great service to the world!!

Anonymous said...

Nice translation...

it's got a pretty catchy tune...so ironic...yet so enjoyable...heh

Tom Joad said...

sweet! i was looking for the lyrics. i had to know them once the song got stuck in my head.

here's an article i wrote july 12, a few days after the final...it is not entirely accurate now, since the outcome of the "investigation" regarding materazzi's comments to zidane.

World Cup 2006: Zizou and the Anti-racist Headbutt Heard Round the World

Casy's Lantern

Doro said...

excellent translation (and the rest of your blog is great too!) i really enjoyed it. and referenced in my blog. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey
Thanks for the translation. We love the song here in Estonia.

linda said...

heyhey,
i love this song!!! i'm from the netherlands and i know my french (a lil' bit....) but thnx 4 the translations:)

Anonymous said...

hey,
thx for the translation...i seriously need to think about taking french up again!

Anonymous said...

very funny

Anonymous said...

cool blog! cool song! im from...SINGAPORE!! :D n this song is known here too!! O.o

Anonymous said...

Song also in Denmark now

Merci de votre translation, il y a des frases que on n'apprend pas en école

Anonymous said...

i saw a thing on it on sky sport and the words were translated alot differently

bader said...

bader al-lhidan he loves zidan very much ,even were he sleep he think about zidan.

Anonymous said...

Elle est bien la traduction! Merci pour les paroles, quelques mots de la chanson m'echappaient et je ne pouvais pas les rater! Je peux dire que la chanson est passee a la TV japonaise (a Tokyo), et une version japonaise en CD va bientot sortir. Je me demande comment elle sera!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation!
Song's in England now, and that's something, cus we dont really follow french songs. had a good laugh at the lyrics lol.
thanx again!

Champmathieux said...

Merci pour les paroles de la chanson.C'est tres cool.Bien le bonjour de Haiti.Zidane rocks!

hizou said...

hiiiiiiiii
it's a beautiful song
but please could anyone explain what the word (The guido) means
please !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lyrics. I listened over and over and could not quite get them all - and I am a French teacher! I'll play it for my high school students. hizou- "Guido" is slang for an Italian person and in the U.S. the word is considered derogatory.

KSH - Rhode Island, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi ! I'm french (really)!
I didn't now that this song had so much success... I though that it was only in France, but I was wrong. Well I love this song. In french the lyrics are better then in english !

Salut !
Je ne savais pas que cette chanson avait tellemant de succès...Je pensais que ça ne passait quand France, mais j'avais tort. Bon j'adore cette chanson et en français les paroles sont beaucoup mieux qu'en anglais !

Anonymous said...

Je suis de l'Inde et j'aime beaucoup cette chanson.

Ok my french isnt great but thats a really catchy song. Coup de Boule!

Pune, India.

Anonymous said...

hahaha wut a great song now that i can understand it i love it even more Zidane made a great move which inspired a great song, Zidane is my new favorite player jus because of his great move to the team that deserved to get hit more than any other team due to their billions of dives

Anonymous said...

JOSS

Charumati said...

Jus hrd the song...awesome. n ur blog did the translation jus fine:) now tht i understand wht is being sung, the song is even more hilarious.Thanks

Katie said...

wow i was looking for the lyrics to la coupe de boule because i loved it when i heard it and i wanted to know what it meant so thanks! your translation is awesome :)

~Katie, England

Anonymous said...

even here in Bulgaria we watch the clip, it is so funny and amusing, poor Zidane and Trezeguet ;)

Anonymous said...

We heard the song everywhere on our vacation in France and it was hard to understand all the lyrice. Love it. Thanks for the translation.

Simon
New York City

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lyrics. I just searched on google and got it. thanx. i was waiting for lyrics and translation. its now more fun to hear it while understanding it. thank you.

Abby said...

i love the song. its so funny. have you seen the video? i love the way this guy dances. i love this SONG SO MUCHHHH!

Anonymous said...

hi it was cool song and liked ur translation. dead cool

喵瑄 said...

Hiiiiiii!!!!
I love the larics and the song!!
where did you get the song????

Anonymous said...

good song yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwhy did they make that song

Anonymous said...

i think le rital is macaroni...not guido? n i think itz l'a...

je suis en train d'apprendre cette chanson! c'est tres drole~~ xD

Matthieu said...

awesome indeed,
i discovered it on soapbox on this video (http://soapbox.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=85c0fb74-87e2-4df5-b741-0f3ee7507cb7) perhaps even more awesome with these pictures ;)

Matthieu, Switzerland

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks!!!!! You've really helped me in my AS French Oral Topic!!!! Im doing Zinedine Zidane and this has helped me sooooo much!!!!!

Quality blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for what You are doing!Information, that I managed to find here
is extremely useful and essential for me!With the best regards!
David

Anonymous said...

This song is a hit in Toronto, Canada too! The tune is so catchy too... thanks a lot for the lyrics!

By the way, it's amazing how people from all over the world have posted their comments here.

lakaya said...

Hehehehe. Rital = guido??
I'm pretty sure that's Henry's nickname. It's a reference to the run-in in the opening minutes of the game.

lakaya said...

Oh yeah, his other nick name is l'anaconda ;)

lakaya said...

Hmmm... I don't think the other comments went through. But I was thinking "riton" not "rital"... rital is just slang for italian, but I think guido is a more insulting english equivalent. I think i was just looking for an excuse to mention Henry.

danny said...

i love this song muy muy bien

leila said...

j'adore cette chanson, tro top!!
on l'a mit dans la fiancail de yasmine et c't tro cool! tou'll monde a bien danser!! lol...hehe

Anonymous said...

i glad you had the translation for the song. Now i can get extra credit in my french class.

Anonymous said...

you should have a exaple of someone singing the song too! That would be awesome

Anonymous said...

thanks now i can get extra credit in my french class. plus the song is really hil-air-re-ous!!!!!