"Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris" (from the 13th century) is the oldest French carol that's still sung today.

Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for contributing and singing this song for Mama Lisa's World.


Many thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for us!

The 3rd recording starts with the 1st verse, then the 3rd and finally the 2nd.


3rd Recording: Ruth Golding

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique Palomares

Image: Panel by Conrad von Soest, Germany, 1403.

Merci beaucoup!