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Alouette

Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai.

1. Je te plumerai la tête. Je te plumerai la tête,
Et la tête, et la tête,
Alouette, alouette.
A...
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai.

2. Je te plumerai le bec. Je te plumerai le bec.
Et la tête, et la tête.
Alouette, alouette.
A...
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai

3. Je te plumerai le nez. Je te plumerai le nez.
Et le bec, et le bec,
Et la tête, et la tête.
Alouette, alouette.
A...
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai

4. Le dos
5. Les pattes
6. Le cou

Skylark

Skylark, nice skylark,
Skylark, I shall pluck you.

1. I shall pluck your head. I shall pluck your head
And your head, and your head.
Skylark.Skylark.
A...
Skylark, nice skylark,
Skylark, I shall pluck you.

2. I shall pluck your beak. I shall pluck your beak
And your head, and your head.
Skylark.Skylark.
A...
Skylark, nice skylark,
Skylark, I shall pluck you.

3. I shall pluck your nose. I shall pluck your nose.
And your beak, and your beak,
And your head, and your head.
Skylark.Skylark.
A...
Skylark, nice skylark,
Skylark, I shall pluck you.

4. The back
5. The paws
6. The neck
Alouette is a traditional and very popular French Canadian song. It’s also really popular in France and Belgium.

It’s about a kid who wants to pluck a skylark and tells it what part of its body he’s going to attack.

It’s a cumulative song : each time the same expression is repeated and the different parts of the body accumulate. Each verse is built on top of the previous verse.

You can find the free sheet music of this song on Songs and sheet music
Alouette (fém.) : lark, skylark.
Plumer : to pluck.
Tête (fém.) : head.
Bec (masc.) : beak.
Nez (masc.) : nose.
Dos (masc.) : back.
Patte (fém.) : foot.
Cou (masc.) : neck.

Alouette is often used in French nursery schools to learn to young children the name of the different parts of their body. Kids have to mime the song by touching or pointing the part of the body singing.

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