Megan wrote asking for help with a rhyme about a cat that’s in English and French. Here’s her letter…
I’m trying to find an older nursery rhyme that I can’t seem to find. The song would go:
Little black cat, little black, cat look at my pretty little baby.
Get away cat, get away cat, and don’t you touch my baby.
Then it would be repeated in French and I know this isn’t the correct spelling but it sounds like:
Petish en wah, petish an wah, regalo ono baby.
Kitty noo Cha, kitty noo cha, petish eh pahmoor, baby.
Not correct spelling but how it sounds.
I really hope you can help me as I can’t find it anywhere.
The French part might be something like this…
Petit chat noir, petit chat noir, regarde mon beau bébé (or regarde-le, mon beau bebé).
? chat, ? chat, ne touche pas mon bébé.
Maybe "kitty noo" means "quitte-nous, chat" (leave us, cat).
If anyone can help with this rhyme, please comment below or email me.
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