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“Qui ne saute pas n’est pas Marseillais!” (Whoever Doesn’t Jump is Not from Marseille!) Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in People, Sports, Vocabulary

If you travel all the way to Paris, and not even scream, but just *whisper* in the streets: “Allez l’OM” (OM = Olympique de Marseille), chances are, the crowds of people will start getting the impression that you are, as the French like to say, en train de chercher la petite bête (picking for a fight)!

 It’s pretty much like if you went to Madrid and started chanting “Go Barcelona“; or, to switch to another “sport” (in a manner of speaking), if you went to Boston (home of the Red Sox), and started yelling: “Go Yankees“!

To get you a “vibe” of the of the especially fun “ambiance” prevailing in the Stadium, in the joyous company of the die-hard Marseillais fans, you’re invited today to discover their team’s most cherished songs—and again, our deepest sympathies if you’re a PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) supporter!

* LES CHANTS DE L’OM au STADE VELODROME (The Songs of the OM team in the Velodrome Stadium):

– First song: Aux armes” (from 0 s to 40s):  

Aux Armes!

To arms!  

Aux Armes!

To arms!  

Nous sommes les marseillais

We are the people of Marseille

Et nous allons gagner

And we’re going to win

Allez l’OM!

Go OM!


– Second song:
Qui ne saute pas n’est pas marseillais(from 40s to 1min):

Qui ne saute pas n’est pas marseillais…-ais (x8) (easy!)

Who doesn’t jump is not from Marseille!

– Third song:

Allez OM Allez

Go OM go

Du virage Depé s’élevera la ferveur du peuple marseillais

From the Depé curve will rise the fervor of the people of Marseille

allez OM!

Go OM!


– Fourth song (starting 1:38):

Tout le Velodrome reprend comme un seul homme la chanson du virage qui raisonne (twice)

All the Velodrome stadium sings like one man the song of the curve that resounds

Quand le virage se met à chanter   

When the curve starts singing

C’est tout le stade qui va s’enflammer!

It’s the whole stadium that’s set on fire!

Il faut chanter, il faut chanter,

You’ve got to sing, you’ve got to sing

Et notre équipe va gagner 

And our team will win

Allez, allez,

Go, go,

Allez, allez l’OM allez … 

Go, go OM go…


– Fifth song (starting 2:30):

Allez l’OM, allez marseillais,

Go OM, go people of Marseille  

Hissez haut, les drapeaux

Rise the flags high

Tous unis sous les mêmes couleurs

All united under the same colors

Le virage reprendra en coeur  

The curve will sing all together   

Allez l’OM, allez marseillais

Go OM, go people of Marseille

Hissez haut, les drapeaux

Rise the flags high  

Tous unis sous les mêmes couleurs

All united under the same colors

Le virage chante avec ferveur

The curve sings with fervor 



Find out the inside story of “le virage Depé“!
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