The Canadian French often preferred the brigantine rig to the schooner, for cargo and fishing. Here they speak of it as the ship of death: a funeral chant.
I learned it when I was quite young, but forgot he melody, so I asked Shirley Ruffalo (Brown) to read it for me, and took the shape of this tune from her inflection.
La Brigantine qui va tourner, The Brigantine that goes,
Roule et s'incline rolling and pitching,
Pour m'entraîner. takes me with it.
Ah, Vierge Marie, Oh, Virgin Mary,
Pour moi priez-Dieu; pray to God for me.
Adieu, Patrie, Goodbye, my country;
Québec, adieu. Goodbye, Quebec.