Demain c'est dimanche - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Pétacée: Francitan for "patched". Francitan is Gallicized Occitan (the language of the Troubadours) in the same way Spanglish is anglicized Spanish.


Monique wrote, "We used to chant this while pointing to a child on each beat. On the last word, the child who was pointed to would go out. The last one in was "It". We were few students in my school, so it didn't last long. It's hard to know when and where these rhymes originate, but this one originated in Southern France before the early 1900's, because it had been adapted for a Carnival in Nîmes in 1907 as you can see on the front page of this newspaper".


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Demain c'est dimanche

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song, for the comments and the mp3 recording.

Merci beaucoup !