The song is also known as "L'orage" (The Rainstorm) or "L'hospitalité" (Hospitality).

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*The larch is a type of tree - its wood was used for torches.

This song comes from the operetta "Laure et Pétrarque" (now lost?) written in 1780 by Philippe Fabre d'Églantine (1750 -1794). The music is by violinist Louis-Victor Simon (1764-1820).



Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for singing the 1st three verses of this song for Mama Lisa's World.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Il pleut, bergère

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating (with Lisa) this song!

Merci beaucoup!