Category Archives: French

Fais dodo

A French lullaby. The lyrics date from 1800s, and dodo is a childish way of saying ‘dormor’ or ‘sleep’. Fais dodo, Colas mon petit frere Fais dodo, t’auras du lolo Mama est en haut Qui fais des gateaux Papa est … Continue reading

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Frere Jacques and Three Blind Mice

Two very well-known tunes sung together. Give it a go… and ignore the unusual French accent! Non-flash iPod/iPad version Frere jacques   Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez les mattines, sonnez les mattines Din dan don. Din dan don.

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I hear thunder

This is, of course, Frere Jacques, but several generations have grown up singing this version. Sing it with the actions, in a round- and keep out the noise of the rain. Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There … Continue reading

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Savez-vous planter les choux

I’m sitting in front of the fire, recording and working on the computer, and my mind is wandering to garden-matters. Peas or beans this year? Could we squeeze in an apple tree? Here’s a song about planting cabbages… which aren’t … Continue reading

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