This song is from the 1st half of the 19th century...

Il était un' dame Tartine - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


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This song reminds me of the Scottish song called Aiken Drum where the man is also made out of food! -Mama Lisa



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


MP3: Monique Palomares

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Il était un' dame Tartine

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation: Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci. Thanks to Lila Pomerantz for the illustration!

Merci beaucoup!