The English translation is singable to the tune.

Notes

*Literally: Drainpipe

Here's a literal translation:

The Gypsy Spider climbs up the drainpipe
Hey, here is the rain,
The Gypsy falls to the ground,
But the sun dried up the rain...
The Gypsy Spider climbs up the drainpipe
Hey, here is the rain,
The Gypsy falls to the ground,
But the sun dried up the rain...
The Gypsy Spider fell asleep.

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Marguerite Fenestre sent us the song that she wrote and registered in 1961. It's lightly different from the lyrics above and so is the tune. Here are the lyrics:

L'araignée Gipsy
Monte à la gouttière,
Tiens voilà la pluie,
Gipsy tombe par terre
Mais le soleil a chassé la pluie,
L'araignée Gipsy
Va pouvoir travailler
Et chanter,
En tissant
Des fils d'argent...

English Translation

The Gypsy Spider
Climbs up the drainpipe
Hey, here is the rain,
Gypsy falls to the ground,
But the sun made the rain go away,
The Gipsy Spider
Will be able to work
And sing
While weaving
Silver threads…

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - L'araignée Gypsy

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Marguerite Fenestre, author of this song, for allowing us to post it on our site.

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi tune and score. Translated by Lisa Yannucci.

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