Versailles, Paris and St Denis are French towns, Notre-Dame (Our Lady) is a Paris Cathedral.

There are slightly different versions of this song (some are longer).

This song originated in France. The tune already existed in the middle of the 17th century. The verses were composed later. The author of the lyrics is André Joubert, a man from the isle of Noirmoutier taken hostage by the Dutch in 1674. The song was first seen in print in 1704.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Auprès de ma blonde

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Jen Muise for pointing out this song to me.

Merci beaucoup !