"Alouette" is a French-Canadian song that's sung throughout the French speaking world.

In the past, people ate larks in Europe and North America. This song is about a lark that's being prepared as a dish to eat. That's why its feathers are being plucked out.

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Listen

Here's Alain Le Lait's rendition of Alouette. Alain's version lists the parts of the body in this order: La tête, le bec, le cou, les ailes, le dos, les pattes, la queue (head, bill, neck, wings, back, legs, tail).

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Many thanks to Alain le Lait for sending us his recording of Alouette. Alain is a French native who grew up near Paris, France. He moved to the United States in the 1970s and now lives in Colorado. Alain writes and performs easy to learn children's songs in French, Spanish and English. Check out his site www.Yadeeda.com to hear samples of his music and to buy his CD's or mp3's.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Alouette, gentille alouette

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song (with Lisa), for the midi music and the score.Thanks also to Kristin Maurice and Kimi Kagawa for sending this song!

Merci beaucoup !

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