"For more than four generations of our south Louisiana family, children were bounced as this French rhyme was gleefully recited…" -Claire
Comptine pour sauter sur les genoux
À Paris, à Paris,
Sur mon petit cheval gris.
À Rouen, à Rouen,
Sur mon petit cheval blanc.
Il trotte, il trotte, il trotte. (1)
Il galope, il galope, il galope! (2)
Il court, il court, il court! (3)
To Paris, to Paris
On my little gray horse.
To Rouen, to Rouen
On my little white horse.
He trots, he trots, he trots. (1)
He gallops, he gallops, he gallops! (2)
He runs, he runs, he runs! (3)
(1) Slow bounce.
(2) Faster bounce.
(3) Faster bouncing with giggles.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Thanks to Claire for sharing this rhyme with us!