"Madanm Paton" is sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques". Madanm paton is a cattle egret bird in Seychelles.
Madanm paton, madanm paton
lo bazar, lo bazar
ozordi napa pwason, ozordi napa pwason
pran dizef pou fer lomnet
pran lavyann pou fer kari.
Madanm paton*, madanm paton
At the market,
There's no fish today
He takes some eggs to make an omelet.
He takes some meat to make a curry.
*Madanm paton is a typical bird of the Seychelles.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Anicette Labaleine for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for translating it.
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