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Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot
(French Lullaby)
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This lullaby is from the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot
Go to Sleep, My Little Petey
Berceuse
(French)
Lullaby
(English)

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
J' t'apprendrai à filer la laine,
Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
J' t'apprendrai à fair' des sabots.

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
Tu n'iras jamais à l'école,
Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
J' t'apprendrai tout ce qu'il en faut.

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
Tu sauras cultiver la terre,
Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
J' te donn'rai voiture et chevaux.

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
J' te donnerai-z-une belle femme,
Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
Un beau jour t'auras des marmots.

Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
Ne fais pas enrager ta mère,
Fais dodo mon petit Pierrot,
Le papa te battrait bientôt.

Go to sleep, my little Petey
I'll teach you to weave wool,
Go to sleep, my little Petey,
I'll teach you to make clogs.

Go to sleep, my little Petey
You'll never go to school,
Go to sleep, my little Petey,
I'll teach you whatever you need.

Go to sleep, my little Petey
You'll know how to cultivate land,
Go to sleep, my little Petey,
I'll give you a coach and horses.

Go to sleep, my little Petey
I'll give you a beautiful wife,
Go to sleep, my little Petey,
One day, you'll have kids.

Go to sleep, my little Petey
Don't drive your mother mad,
Go to sleep, my little Petey,
Or Daddy will hit you soon.

Notes

This song is also called "Berceuse morvandelle" (Morvan Lullaby). Morvan is a mountainous area in Burgundy.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this lullaby. Translation by Monique and Lisa.

Merci beaucoup!

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