Le bon roi Dagobert - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Good King Dagobert was Dagobert the First, King of the Franks in the early 600's. Saint Eloi was Saint Eloy (aka St. Eligius). He was the Bishop of Noyon and chief councellor to King Dagobert. The song itself seems to go back to the French Revolution and is not about the actual King Dagobert.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Le bon roi Dagobert

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to La Grande Bleue for contributing this song. La Grande Bleue is a group of musicians who write songs and perform them for children.

Translated by Monique and Lisa.

Image 1: "Chansons de France pour les petits Français" by Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin, illustrations by M. Boutet de Monvel.
Image 2: "Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents" (1884) by E. Bernard.

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