This song is a wordplay based on ça trompe meaning "it deceives" and sa trompe meaning "its trunk". Both phrases sound the same.

Un éléphant, ça trompe - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Here's a translation by Lisa that fits the tune:

One elephant, that tricks us, that tricks us,
One elephant tricks us enormously.

Two elephants that trick us, that trick us,
Two elephants trick us enormously.

Three elephants that trick us, that trick us,
Three elephants trick us enormously.

Here's a rhyming version by Monique:

An elephant deceives you, deceives you,
An elephant deceives you and others too.

Two elephants deceive you, deceive you,
Two elephants deceive you and others too.

Three elephants deceive you, deceive you,
Three elephants deceive you and others too...

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

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MP3: Monique Palomares

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Un éléphant, ça trompe

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

Merci beaucoup!

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