The tobacco in this song is in the form of snuff.

J'ai du bon tabac - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

The lyrics to this song are attributed to Gabriel Charles, the Abbot of L'Attaignant (1697-1779). Anonymous music from the 17th century.

Comments

Nick wrote:

"Just come across this song and I think there was an English translation of it in my piano book when I was a child. It went:

In my little snuffbox there's such good snuff, sir
Very fine snuff, but there's none for you
I have the best, as you may suppose
But there is none for your poor old nose
In my little snuffbox there's such good snuff, sir
Very fine snuff, but there's none for you.

The tune was identical and I'm pretty sure the words had just been translated to fit."

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique and Lisa. Thanks to Nick K. for writing!

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