This song can also be found as "Les menteries" or "Compère qu'as-tu vu" or "Ah, j'ai vu, j'ai vu".


"Compère" and "commère" were the way a child's godparents would address each other. The word came to be an informal form of "Mr." and "Mrs." in tales and a very informal way of addressing someone (usually old people). Nowadays, "compère" can mean "partner", "buddy" or "stooge" and a "commère" is a gossip.


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

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.