À la volette - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Alternate versions of the first line:

"C'est un petit oiseau qui a pris sa volée" - literal translation: "It's a little bird that has taken its flight" (which doesn't change the verb tense of the rest of the English translation) .

or "Un petit oiseau a pris sa volée"- "A little bird took (–literally, has taken-) its flight".

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - À la volette

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for contributing and singing this song for Mama Lisa's World. Translation by Monique Palomares, Lisa Yannucci and Jason Pomerantz. Illustration from Babur's garden, Baburnama, 16th c. British Library (edited by Mama Lisa).

Merci beaucoup!