‘Patapan’ (downloadable PDF)


A fiery, traditional French carol linked to the 'pipe-and-tabor' tradition in southern France. Please see further below for more information and an audio sample.


This fiery carol from Provence (France) is linked to the ‘pipe-and-tabor‘ tradition in southern France. Even the English lyrics include “..Bring your pipe and tabor, do! Blow the pipe and beat the drum..”. This version was sourced from The New Oxford Book of Carols, and is set in the key of B-minor. A harmony part, chord symbols, and first verse lyrics in both French and English are included.

This is one of over 100 carols printed in the collection, On This Day Earth Shall Ring.

An audio sample, featuring Scottish smallpipes (A-chanter). The harmony part can be heard on the repeat, approximately halfway through the track: