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

There are slightly different versions of this song. It's also well-known in Canada.

The tune existed in the mid 17th century. The verses were composed later. The author of the lyrics is André Joubert. He was from the isle of Noirmoutier and was taken hostage by the Dutch in 1674. The song was first seen in print in 1704.



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

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Auprès de ma blonde

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Tatie Monique and Mama Lisa.

Merci beaucoup !