This song originated in the Lorraine region.

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*I asked Monique about the meaning of the line, "Mettez vos bras en liance". She wrote: "'Liance' has the same root as 'lier', meaning 'tie, relate, link'. So it must be something like 'link your arms to your neighbors' or 'take your neighbors by the arm'. See the video here - though in this video they're just two people, while it should normally be many people on a circle."

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - L'alouette est sur la branche

Thanks and Acknowledgements

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

Image composed by Mama Lisa.

Merci beaucoup!