"Fais dodo" is baby talk for "go to sleep". In this version of the lullaby the baby's name is inserted into the song followed by a word that rhymes with it. In the example here "Elle ma belle" is used in the first verse and "Junie patoonie" in the second verse.

Fais dodo, Elle ma belle - Canadian Children's Songs - Canada - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Replace with the child's name followed by an affectionate word that rhymes with it.


Below is an instrumental version of "Fais dodo"...


Many thanks to Pascal from Frenchy Bunny for sharing the instrumental version of "Fais dodo".

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Fais dodo, Elle ma belle

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Terry Siemers for contributing this song.

Illustration by Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1851-1913) from Vieilles Chansons pour les Petits Enfants: Avec Accompagnements / de Ch. M. Widor (1844 - 1937); Illustrations Par M.B. de Monvel. Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, [1883]. The image was graphically edited by Lisa Yannucci.

Merci beaucoup!