"Il était un petit navire" is the children's version of songs gathered under the theme of "The Short Straw" in which a ship's crew, short of food, is reduced to drawing straws to choose who will be eaten. But a lucky event happens that prevents this horrible deed. In the Spanish versions, it never reaches the dreadful point of having to draw straws.
Here are some versions we've collected……
Il était un petit navire
(There Was a Little Ship)
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