This song can also be found as "Les mensonges" or "Les menteries" or " Compère qu'as-tu vu".

Ah j'ai vu, j'ai vu - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*La place Labourey was the market square (presently called "Place de la Révolution") in Besançon, France.


There's at least one other version of this song.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ah j'ai vu, j'ai vu

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares.

Image: "Nouvelles chansons et rondes enfantines" (1886) by Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin.