The song Ainsi font is sung to babies when they begin to imitate adults. They copy turning their wrists clockwise and counterclockwise while an adult sings this song to them.

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Notes

Alternate translation to fit the tune:

They Go This Way


They go this way, way
The little, little puppets,
They go this way, way,
Three little twirls.
Then they go away,
They will come back
The little, little puppets,
They will come back
When the others go away.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ainsi font

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song and for creating the midi music.

The first illustration is from The Tony Sarg Marionette Book (1921) by Frederick John McIsaac, Anne Stoddard and the second image is from Chansons et rondes enfantines (1871) with a little graphical editing of both images by Lisa Yannucci.

Merci beaucoup!

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