Game Instructions

A leader is chosen. Two children join hands to form an arch and sing the song, while the other children pass under the arch in a line. On "clau", the two children forming the arch bring their arms down on the child passing under the arch. The leader secretly asks him/her a question ("Where do you want to go? Bordeaux or Marseilles?" "Will you cross the bridge or jump over the brook?"). The child must secretly answer and according to his/her answer, lines up behind one of the two parts of the arch. When all the children have been caught there is a tug of war to decide which side is the strongest.


"The rhythm of the mp3 recording is slightly different from the normal tune, but it's the way I learned it as a child." -Monique


Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the recording!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Passatz pel pont

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this rhyme.

Mercé plan!