This is the French version of The Farmer in the Dell.


*Literally: beaten.

Game Instructions

A child is chosen beforehand to be the farmer and goes in the middle of the circle. On "Le fermier prend sa femme" (The farmer takes his wife), the "farmer" picks his "wife" who joins him/her in the center then chooses the "child" who chooses the nurse etc… On the last verse, everybody gathers around the "cheese" and "whips" it, i.e. that is, they pat him/her. The "cheese" becomes the new "farmer" in the next round.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Le fermier dans son pré

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song, for the midi and the sheet music

Merci beaucoup!