Notes

Gabriela sent us the version below with the following note, "I sang it up to there. I don't remember if there were some more verses."

En allant promener,
En allant promener,
Sur les bords de la rivière,
Panpan, larigo lala,
Sur les bords de la rivière,

J' rencontre un cerisier,
J' rencontre un cerisier,
Qu'était couvert de pommes,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Qu'était couvert de pommes.

Je cours les ramasser,
Je cours les ramasser,
C'était des pommes de terre,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
C'était des pommes de terre.

La femme envoie son chien,
La femme envoie son chien,
La poule vint me mordre,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
La poule vint me mordre.

Elle me mord à la ch'ville,
Elle me mord à la ch'ville,
Je saigne à l'oreille,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Je saigne à l'oreille.

Au lieu d' couler du sang,
Au lieu d' couler du sang,
Je saigne de l'eau d' javel(le),
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Je saigne de l'eau d' javel(le).

Je rentre à la maison,
Je rentre à la maison,
Cochon repassait jupe,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Le chat faisait la soupe.

Toutes les mouches volaient,
Toutes les mouches volaient,
Une se cassa la patte,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Une se cassa la patte.

J' lui fis trente-six béquilles,
J' lui fis trente-six béquilles,
Lui mis trente mille dans l'autre,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Lui mis trente mille dans l'autre

Translation

When I was strolling,
When I was strolling,
On the riverside,
Panpan, larigo lala,
On the riverside.

I came across a cherry tree,
I came across a cherry tree,
That was covered with apples,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
That was covered with apples.

I ran to pick them up
I ran to pick them up
They were potatoes,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
They were potatoes.

The woman sent her dog
The woman sent her dog
The hen came to bite me,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
The hen came to bite me.

It bit me on the ankle,
It bit me on the ankle,
I bled from the ear,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
I bled from the ear.

Instead of flowing blood,
Instead of flowing blood,
I was bleeding bleach,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
I was bleeding bleach.

I came back home,
I came back home,
The pig was ironing a skirt,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
The cat was making soup.

All the flies were flying,
All the flies were flying,
One broke its leg,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
One broke its leg.

I made it thirty-three crutches,
I made it thirty-three crutches,
Put thirty thousand of them on the other,
Panpan, larigo, lala,
Put thirty thousand of them on the other.

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Thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for us and for the first version!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Gabriela Martinez for contributing the second version of this song.

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