This song originated in Belgium and followed the Walloon emigrants to the state of Wisconsin. It's part of their traditional repertoire.


*Li Sårt-Sint-Lorint and Li Bwès-d'-Vilé are very small towns in Namur province, Belgium.


There's a version of this song called "N'av'nèn vèyu mi p'tit musicyin?" (Didn't you see my little musician?) but the lyrics aren't kids-friendly enough to post them here.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Contribution and translation: Monique