This song is also called "L'alouette et le pinson" (The Lark and The Chaffinch).

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*It's specifically a chaffinch, which is a type of finch commonly found in Europe. It sings a very cheerful song!
**Nanon is a French girls name (it comes from Anne).


Monique learned this song in school as a child.

The marriage of two birds is also the theme of a German kids song. If you'd like to read it, see A Bird Wanted to Get Married.



Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for singing the first version of this song for Mama Lisa's World.


Many thanks to Monique Palomares for singing the 2nd version this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - La noce des oiseaux

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song and translating it with Lisa!

Image: "Chansons nationales et populaires de France" by Théophile Marion Dumersan (1846).

Merci beaucoup!