This 18th century song originates in the French region of Saintonge. Marennes is a town in this region that's mentioned in this song. It's a French town on the Atlantic coast that's famous for its oysters, which are called Marennes-Oléron oysters.

This song is from the point of view of a girl.

À la pêche des moules - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


You can see another version of this song at Mama Lisa's World "À la pêche aux moules" song page. You can read a version in its original spelling too.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - À la pêche des moules

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

Image and Score: "Chansons de France pour les petits Français", scores by J.B. Weckerlin; illustrations by M. Boutet de Monvel, author - Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin.

Merci beaucoup!