There are many versions of this song in the French-speaking world under various titles. Here you'll find a version from France, Canada, and elsewhere that show how the song has traveled.

À la claire fontaine
(At the Clear Spring)

The song may have originated in France where it's widely known. Some think it originated as a Voyageur Song in Canada. Conrad Laforte, a Canadian musicologist, listed more than 350 versions of it. It's sung to various tunes.

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