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Alouette, gentille alouette
(French Kids Song)

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The song Alouette, gentille alouette is about plucking a lark to cook and eat. In the old days this was common.

Alouette, gentille alouette
Lark, Sweet Lark
Chanson enfantine
(French)
Children's Song
(English)

Alouette, gentille alouette - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image


Refrain
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai.

Je te plumerai le bec,
Je te plumerai le bec,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(refrain)

Je te plumerai les yeux,
Je te plumerai les yeux,
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(refrain)

Je te plumerai la tête,
Je te plumerai la tête
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(refrain)

Je te plumerai le cou,
Je te plumerai le cou,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(refrain)

Je te plumerai le dos,
Je te plumerai le dos,
Et le dos, et le dos,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(refrain)

Je te plumerai les ailes
Je te plumerai les ailes,
Et les ailes, et les ailes,
Et le dos, et le dos,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette  !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(Refrain)

Je te plumerai le ventre,
Je te plumerai le ventre,
Et le ventre, et le ventre,
Et les ailes, et les ailes,
Et le dos, et le dos,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette  !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(Refrain)

Je te plumerai les pattes,
Je te plumerai les pattes,
Et les pattes, et les pattes,
Et le ventre, et le ventre,
Et les ailes, et les ailes,
Et le dos, et le dos,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette  !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(Refrain)

Je te plumerai la queue,
Je te plumerai la queue,
Et la queue, et la queue,
Et les pattes, et les pattes,
Et le ventre, et le ventre,
Et les ailes, et les ailes,
Et le dos, et le dos,
Et le cou, et le cou,
Et la tête, et la tête
Et les yeux, et les yeux,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Alouette, Alouette  !
Ah ! ah ! ah ! ah !

(Refrain)

(Chorus)
Lark, sweet lark,
Lark, I will pluck you.

I will pluck your beak,
I will pluck your beak
And your beak, and your beak,
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your eyes,
I will pluck your eyes
And your eyes, and your eyes,
And your beak, and your beak,
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your head,
I will pluck your head
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your neck,
I will pluck your neck
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your back,
I will pluck your back
And your back, and your back,
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your wings,
I will pluck your wings,
And your wings, and your wings,
And your back, and your back,
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your belly,
I will pluck your belly,
And your belly, and your belly,
And your wings, and your wings,
And your back, and your back,
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your legs,
I will pluck your legs,
And your legs, and your legs,
And your belly, and your belly,
And your wings, and your wings,
And your back, and your back,
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)

I will pluck your tail,
I will pluck your tail,
And your tail, and your tail,
And your legs, and your legs,
And your belly, and your belly,
And your wings, and your wings,
And your back, and your back,
And your neck, and your neck,
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your beak, and your beak
Lark, lark, lark, lark.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

(Chorus)
 
Listen
Below is Alain Le Lait's rendition of Alouette. His version lists the parts of the body in this order: la tête, le bec, le cou, les ailes, le dos, les pattes, la queue (head, bill, neck, wings, back, legs, tail).

Notes

We believe "Alouette" is originally from the French speaking part of Canada, but it's very popular in France.

Comments

Come visit Mama Lisa's World Blog to learn about the meaning of the song Alouette.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song, for the midi music and the score. Translated by Monique and Lisa.

Many thanks to Alain le Lait for sending us his recording of Alouette! Alain is a French native who grew up near Paris, France. He moved to the United States in the 1970s and now lives in Colorado. Alain writes and performs easy to learn children's songs in French, Spanish and English. Check out his site www.Yadeeda.com to hear samples of his music and to buy his CD's or mp3's.

Merci beaucoup !

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