Au clair de la lune - Martinican Children's Songs - Martinique - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


We asked Vee, a graphic artist from Martinique, about which songs she grew up with. She wrote, "We were mostly rocked by the rhymes of France: 'Frère Jacques', 'Au clair de la Lune', 'Il était un petit navire'."



Many thanks to Tiphaine Woerth for recording this song for Mama Lisa's World!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Elena for contributing the 1st two verses of this song and to Monique Palomares for contributing the missing verses and creating the midi music. Translation by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares. Thanks to Vee for letting us know about songs sung to children in Martinque!

The illustration is from Chansons et rondes enfantines (1871) with a little graphical editing and cropping by Lisa Yannucci.

Merci beaucoup !