Notes

*Literally, "Is it the real truth"
The first line addresses a female cousin, while the second addresses her male first cousin.

The translation is singable.

Game Instructions

Every child gets a partner and they form a circle. The partners face each other and make the same movements.
"Bonjour ma cousine" : they shake their right hands,
"Bonjour mon cousin germain" : the left hand.
"On m'a dit que vous m'aimiez" : they wave their right forefinger as if threatening or saying, "Beware!",
"Est-ce bien la vérité ?" : the left forefinger.
"Je n' m'en soucie guère" : they wave their right hands over their right shoulder,
"Je n' m'en soucie guère" : the left hand.
"Passez par ici" : each shows the forward direction on the right,
"Et moi par là" : each shows the backward direction on the left.
"Au r'voir ma cousine et puis voilà" : they shake their right hands, step forward and meet another partner.
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Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for contributing and singing this song for Mama Lisa's World.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Bonjour ma cousine

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique Palomares

Merci beaucoup!

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