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Here Are Some Childrens Songs In French...



À la volette  France
A-fluttering   MP3 Midi  
L'alphabet  France
Abé nono  France
Abe nono   MP3 Midi
A Green Mouse (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
A Grey Hen (Lullaby)  
Ah Deli Delo (Hand Clapping Rhyme) MP3
A Hen on a Wall (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
A Little Baby (Rhyme)
A Little Dog (Counting-out Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
A Little Pig (Counting-out Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Am stram gram  France
Am stram gram (Choosing Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Arma, arma, armata   MP3 Midi
A Spider on the Floor (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi  
At the Clear Spring   MP3 Midi
Autumn is a Song of Rain (Round)  MP3 Midi
A White Hen (Lullaby) Midi
Ballad To The Moon   MP3 Midi
Banjo  France
Banjo   MP3 Midi
Bayushki, bayu (Lullaby) MP3
Beddy-bye (Lullaby) MP3
Behind My Father's House (Traditional Song)
Between the Ox and the Gray Ass (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
Between The Two My Heart Fluctuates (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Blue Eyes to Heaven Rise (Nursery Rhyme)
Boat on the Water   MP3 Midi
Brother John   MP3
Brother John   MP3
Brother John   MP3
By My Fair One's Side (Traditional Song)  Midi
By My Fair One's Side (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
Cadet Rousselle   MP3 Midi  
Canticle of the Stars (Scouts Song)  
Clap, Clap, Little Hand (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Clic, Clac, Clap Your Hands (Hand Clapping Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Curse You Bell-ringer (Round)  MP3 Midi
Dam dam dé dé (Handclapping Song) MP3
Dance All in a Circle (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Chère Élise  France
Dear Liza   MP3 Midi
L'as-tu vu ?  France
Did You See? (Christmas Song)  MP3 Midi  
Do You Know Nenette Rintintin? (Counting-out Rhyme) MP3
Drawing Rhyme (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Drom, Drom, Drom (Round)  MP3 Midi
Dudule The Cricket   MP3 Midi
Fellow Guilleri   MP3 Midi
Fist, Feminine, Godin (Counting-out Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Fly, Fly Butterfly (Nursery Rhyme)  
Forehead, Little Forehead (Fingerplay) MP3
Fresh Wind, Morning Wind (Round)  MP3 Midi  
Gently the Day Drifts Off (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Bon appétit  France
Good Appetite   MP3 Midi
Good Day, Mrs. Moon (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Good Day, My Cousin (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Good Morning, William (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi  
Go to Sleep, Sweetie (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Hello, Mrs Monday! (Rhyme) MP3
Here Comes the Wind (Folk Song) MP3 Midi  
Here Comes the Wind (Folk Song) MP3 Midi  
Here is Tom Thumb (Finger Play) MP3
I Caught Chickenpox (Rhyme) MP3
If You Want to Make Me Happy (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
I Have Good Tobacco   MP3 Midi
I Hear at Our Door (Christmas Song)  MP3 Midi
I Lost the C on My Clarinet (Children's Marching Song)  MP3 Midi
I Love Cake (Kings' Day Song)  MP3 Midi  
Je t'aime  France
I Love You (Rhyme) MP3
I'm Playing with a Ball (Ball Bouncing Rhyme)
In My Boat (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Inside a Pumpkin   MP3 Midi
In the Faraway Forest   MP3 Midi  
In the Hollow Paths of the Moor (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
In This Stable (A Carol) MP3  
C'est Gugusse  France
It's Gugusse   MP3 Midi  
It's The Galette   MP3 Midi
It's the Pretty Day, Three Kings's Day (Kings' Day Song) MP3 Midi
It Turns Around (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
I've Seen China   MP3 Midi
John of the Moon   MP3 Midi
John Petit   MP3 Midi
June Bug (Rhyme) MP3
Le Roi Arthur  France
King Arthur   MP3 Midi
Kisses for Mommy Rhyme (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Toc, toc, toc  France
Knock, Knock, Knock (Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Lark, Nice Lark   MP3 Midi
Lark, Sweet Lark   MP3 Midi
Les feuilles  Canada
Leaves (Rhyme)
Let's Dance the Nasturtium Dance (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Let's Quicken our Pace (Marching Song)  Midi
Barbapoux  France
Licebeard   MP3 Midi
Little Butter Jar (Tongue-Twister) MP3
Petit Papa  France
Little Daddy (Father's Day Song)  MP3 Midi
Little Round, Oats (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Little Snail (Nursery Rhyme)  
Little Squirrel (Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Petit Pouce  France
Little Thumb (Finger Play)  
London's Burning (Round)  MP3 Midi
Vive l'eau  France
Long Live Water   MP3 Midi
Lullaby, Child, Lullaby (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Mardi Gras is Dead (Jump Rope Song)  MP3 Midi
Marianneke  France
Marianneke (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Marion Is Strolling (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
Meow, Meow, Last Night (Round)  MP3 Midi
Merry Christmas! (A Carol) MP3
Michaud  France
Michaud MP3  
Michaud  Canada
Mustache, Mustached (Action Rhyme)  
My Beautiful Fir Tree (Christmas Song)  MP3 Midi
Mon âne  France
My Donkey   MP3 Midi
My Leg Hurts (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
My Little Armoire   MP3 Midi
My Little Ball   MP3 Midi
My Little Cow (Nursery Rhyme)
Napoleon the First (Hand Clapping Rhyme) MP3
Nice Poppy   MP3 Midi
Night Watch (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Nostradamus Predicted (Round)  MP3 Midi
O Canada  Canada
O Canada! (National Anthem)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
Oh! My Beautiful Castle! (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
O, Holy Night (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
À la tresse  France
Oh The Braid   MP3 Midi
Oh, The Crocodiles   MP3 Midi  
Old Ma Michel   MP3 Midi  
Once upon a time… (Rhyme) MP3
One Goose, Two Geese (Counting-out Rhyme) MP3
Lundi matin  France
On Monday Morning (Children's song)  MP3 Midi
On The Eve of Candlemas (Round)  MP3 Midi
On the North Bridge   MP3 Midi
Painting Rhyme (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Pass Pompoms (Game Song)
Patapan (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
Peach, Apple, Pear, Apricot (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Picadelle  France
Picadelle (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Picnic Gruel (Counting-Out Rhyme) MP3
Picoulet  Switzerland
Picoulet   MP3 Midi
Pimpanicaille  France
Pimpanicaille (Counting-out Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Tout simplement  Switzerland
Quite Simply (Traditional Song)  
Red Sky at Night (Proverb)
Rhyme of Colors (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Riding My Horsey   MP3 Midi
Row, Row, Let's Row   MP3 Midi
Saint Nicholas, My Good Friend (Saint Nicholas' Song)
Sardine catedin (Counting-out Rhyme)
She Comes Down the Mountain (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
Sleep, My Little One (Lullaby) MP3
Dodo dinette  France
Sleep, Sleepy (Lullaby) MP3
Snow, White Snow   MP3 Midi
Spin, Spin, Little Mill (Nursery Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
St. Nicolas, Patron Saint of School Kids (St. Nicolas Song)  Midi  
Straw Hat (Jump Rope Song) Midi
Douce nuit  France
Sweet Night (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
The Big Clocks Go Tick Tock (Round)  MP3 Midi
Le grand cerf  France
The Big Deer (Rhyme)  MP3 Midi  
The Birds Wedding   MP3 Midi
The Child's Sleep (Lullaby)  Midi
The Chimes of Vendôme (Round)  MP3 Midi  
The Early Morning   MP3 Midi
The Farmer in His Meadow (Circle Game Song)  Midi
The Ferret Runs   MP3 Midi  
Le jardin  France
The Garden (Rhyme)
The Good King Dagobert   MP3 Midi  
Le bon Berger  France
The Good Shepherd (A Carol) MP3
Le poney gris  Canada
The Grey Pony   MP3 Midi
Le poney gris  France
The Grey Pony   MP3 Midi
The Gypsy Spider   MP3 Midi  
The Lark is on the Branch (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi  
The Lily of the Valley Round (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
The Little Hen (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
The Little Rabbit (Circle Game) MP3
The Little Rabbit (Circle Dance) MP3
Le petit Noël  Switzerland
The Little Santa Claus (Christmas Song)  Midi
Le ouistiti  France
The Marmoset   MP3 Midi
The Orange Chick (Lullaby)  Midi
The Palais Royal (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Les Raftsmen  Canada
The Raftsmen (Folk Song)  Midi
There Once Was a Flower (Nursery Rhyme)
The Rooster Is Dead   MP3 Midi  
The Scouts' Alphabet (Scout Song)  Midi
The Wind of the Open Sea (Round)  MP3 Midi
Ainsi font  France
They Do This Way   MP3 Midi  
They Were Three Boys (Scout Song)  MP3 Midi
This Big Cat Saw It (Finger Play) MP3
This One Catches a Partridge (Finger Play) MP3
Three Little Cats (Handclapping Song)  MP3 Midi
Tic tac  France
Tick Tock (Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
To Cross the Rhone River (Game Song)  MP3 Midi  
To Dance the Marine-Congo (Dance Song)  MP3 Midi  
Today, Thursday (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Tomorrow's Sunday (Counting-out Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
To Paris on My Little Grey Horse (Lap Rhyme)  MP3 Midi
Cui-Cui  Belgium
Tweet, Tweet   MP3 Midi
Two Little Sparrows (Nursery Rhyme)
Under the Moonlight   MP3 Midi  
We Have a Story   MP3 Midi
We'll Go to the Woods No More (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi  
We Were Three Young Shepherdesses (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
What is My Hand Doing? (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
What Time Is It? (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
When Little Mary   MP3 Midi
When Three Hens   MP3 Midi
When Will We Ever Be Good? (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Wind Up the Thread (Chanson mimée)  
À la salade  France
With The Salad (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
X. A. X. B.  France
X. A. X. B. (Hand Clapping Song) MP3
You Fear Your Father (Children's Game)
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  • Midi - this song has a Midi tune
  • MP3 - this song has an MP3 recording
  •   - this song has a Video recording
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