We translated the last two lines of this song for the sound.

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There are alternate and longer versions such as…

C'était un grillon, qui s'appelait Dudule
Assis sur un rocher il ne cessait de chanter.
Le cricri de la crique crie son cri cru et critique
Car il craint que l'escroc ne le craque ou ne le croque.

Mais un espadon à Dédé donna Dudule
D'un don si doux Dédé fit son dada qu'il garda
Le cricri de la crique crie son cri cru et critique
Car il craint que l'escroc ne le craque ou ne le croque.

English translation

There was a cricket and its name was Dudule,
Sitting on a rock, it would not stop singing.
The cricket of the creek cries its crude and crazy cry
For it fears the crook will crack it and crunch it.

But a swordfish gave Dudule to Dédé,
Such a dear gift, that Dédé made it his pet which he kept.
The cricket of the creek cries its crude and crazy cry
For it fears the crook will crack it and crunch it.

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

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Dudule le grillon

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares.

Merci beaucoup!

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