This song goes back to the 1600's. It was sung in Quebec city.

The Bonhomme of Carnaval is the mascot of the Carnaval of Québec. A snowman is called a "bonhomme de neige" in French.

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Notes

The Bonhomme of Carnaval is the mascot of the Carnaval of Québec. A "bonhomme" is usually a short, plump man. A snowman is called a "bonhomme de neige" in French; "bonhomme" is also an endearment term of address for little boys.

Game Instructions

Mime the instruments being played in each verse.

Comments

This song is also an echo and action song. The verses can be found in different orders. Some versions include a piano.

There are several versions of this song:

La mist'en laire
Bonhomme, bonhomme (Different from this song)
Cadet Rousselle (It shares some of the tune with this song.)

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique

Image: By Laserpdb - Own work, cc.

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