Looking for the Lyrics to a Song in French called “Le petit lapin” from Morocco

Kerstin wrote to me, looking for a song in French about a rabbit…

Hi Lisa,

My daughter learned a song in her kindergarden in Morocco, but since we have left I could not ask the people there directly.

It goes “Le petit lapin … (missing words I am looking for), allez chanter, allez danser”.

Thank you!

Kerstin

In English, the words above are “The little rabbit …(missing part), go sing, go dance.”

If anyone is familiar with this song, please comment below.

Thanks!

Lisa

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8 Responses to “Looking for the Lyrics to a Song in French called “Le petit lapin” from Morocco”

  1. Julie Says:

    Hi, We recently returned from Senegal where my son learned the same song! I, too, have been looking for those words. Let me now if you get them! Julie

    This is what I remember:
    Le petit lapin dans le jardin. …… Sautez, sautez, sautez les petits lapin.

    Is it the same song??

  2. Lisa Says:

    Is this the one you’re looking for…

    Le petit lapin (The Little Rabbit)

    Ronde à choix (Circle Game)

    Un petit lapin est au centre de la ronde et les danseurs tournent autour de lui en chantant: (A little rabbit is in the center of the circle and the other kids go around him singing:)

    Mon petit lapin a bien du chagrin (My little rabbit is very sad)
    Il ne saute plus, ne danse plus dans mon jardin (He no longer hops, no longer dances in my garden)

    Puis la ronde s’arrête et les danseurs poursuivent la chanson en frappant dans leurs mains, tandis que le petit lapin se met à sauter au centre. (Then the kids stop dancing around, while the kids continue singing and clapping their hands, the little rabbit in the middle starts hopping.)

    Saute, saute, saute, mon petit lapin (Hop, hop, hop, my little rabbit)
    Et va-vite embrasser quelqu’un (And go quickly kiss someone)

    Sur cette invitation, le petit lapin choisit un (ou une) des danseurs, l’embrasse et celui-ci le remplace dans le rôle du lapin au centre de la ronde. (At this invitation, the little rabbit chooses one of the other kids , kisses him/her and that kid takes the role of rabbit in the center.)

    You can hear Monique singing Mon Petit Lapin here

    Thanks Monique!

  3. Lisa Says:

    Monique of Mama Lisa’s World en français sent me this one from France with an English translation…

    Le lapin s’est sauvé dans le jardin
    (French)

    Mon petit lapin
    S’est sauvé dans le jardin.
    Cherchez-moi, coucou, coucou,
    Je suis caché sous un chou.

    Remuant son nez
    Il se moque du fermier.
    Cherchez-moi, coucou, coucou,
    Je suis caché sous un chou.

    Tirant ses moustaches
    Le fermier passe et repasse,
    Mais ne trouve rien du tout !
    Le lapin mange le chou !

    The Little Rabbit Ran Away in The Garden
    (English)

    My little rabbit
    Ran away in the garden
    Search me, peekaboo peekaboo
    I’m hiding in the cabbage

    He moves his nose
    He makes the farmer a fool
    Search me, peekaboo peekaboo
    I’m hiding in the cabbage

    Pulling from his moustaches
    The farmer goes to and fro
    But he finds nothing at all
    The rabbit eats the cabbage!

    Thanks Monique!

  4. Pamela Foster Says:

    Merci mille fois! I learned this French Nursery Rhyme when I was 3 1/2 years old and living in Libreville, Gabon. I remember th e tune and have been searching for the words for over 25 years! Now I will teach this nursery rhyme to my French students and, of course, to my children.
    -Merci Monique!

  5. hoody Says:

    i love that song i am from morocco but i live in Minnesota now i love that song good job

  6. sharon bailhe Says:

    This is so heart warming as I am French.

  7. Josephine Ngai Says:

    * Hi LISA !

    I was in Paris many years ago and I heard a children song. It

    started like ” Sief, sief, entre vent, vous mer . . . . .” I think it has

    something to do about a rabbit. It still lingers in my mind after 20

    years, I really like to get to know it. Thanks !

  8. Monique Says:

    Josephine, wouldn’t it be Le grand cerf -which is the French version of “In a Cabin in a Wood”?

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