"À la claire fontaine" was sung by French Canadian trappers on long canoe trips. It was also the 1st national anthem of Quebec. It's very popular in France too.

À la claire fontaine  - (Fendez le bois) - Canadian Children's Songs - Canada - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

There's a French and a Creole version of this song. In fact, there have been more than 500 versions of "À la Claire fontaine".

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Many thanks to Monique Palomares for singing Fendez le bois for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - À la claire fontaine  - (Fendez le bois)

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for creating the midi music, for translating this song into English with Lisa, and for the illustration.

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