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J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette
(French Children's Marching Song)
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There are two versions of this song both of which you can find below...

J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette
I Lost the C on My Clarinet
Chanson enfantine de marche
(French)
Children's Marching Song
(English)

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J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette,
J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Il dirait: Ohé !
Il dirait: Ohé !
Tu n' connais pas la cadence,
Tu n' sais pas comment l'on danse,
Tu n' sais pas danser
Au pas cadencé!
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas.

J'ai perdu le ré de ma clarinette,
J'ai perdu le ré de ma clarinette,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Il dirait: Ohé !
Il dirait: Ohé !
Tu n' connais pas la cadence,
Tu n'sais pas comment l'on danse,
Tu n'sais pas danser
Au pas cadencé!
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas.

J'ai perdu le mi de ma clarinette…

J'ai perdu le fa de ma clarinette…

J'ai perdu le sol de ma clarinette…

J'ai perdu le la de ma clarinette…

J'ai perdu le si de ma clarinette…

I lost the C on my clarinet,
I lost the C on my clarinet,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la,
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
You don't know the tempo,
You don't know how to dance,
You really can't dance
In slow time!
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march.
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march, march, march.

I lost the D on my clarinet,
I lost the D on my clarinet,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la!
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
You don't know the tempo,
You don't know how to dance,
You really can't dance
In slow time!
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march.
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march, march, march.

I lost the E on my clarinet…

I lost the F on my clarinet…

I lost the G on my clarinet…

I lost the A on my clarinet…

I lost the B on my clarinet...
 
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Notes

2nd Version:

J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette,
J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Ah ! si papa il savait ça, tralala,
Il dirait: Ohé !
Il dirait: Ohé !
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas
Au pas, camarade, au pas, camarade,
Au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas, au pas.

English Translation:

I lost the C on my clarinet,
I lost the C on my clarinet,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la,
Oh! If Daddy knew about that, tra la la,
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
He would say, "Oh, hey!"
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march.
March, comrade, march, comrade,
March, march, march, march, march.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for contributing and singing this song for Mama Lisa's World.

MP3: Monique Palomares

Merci beaucoup!

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