The song Alouette, gentille alouette is about plucking a lark to cook and eat. In the old days this was common.

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We believe "Alouette" is originally from the French speaking part of Canada, but it's very popular in France.


Come visit Mama Lisa's World Blog to learn about the meaning of the song Alouette.


Below is Alain Le Lait's rendition of Alouette. His 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).


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 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 this song, for the midi music and the score. Translated by Monique and Lisa.

Merci beaucoup !