January 29th, 2009
Etiennette was looking for help with a French lullaby: I was wondering if anyone knew the complete lyrics to a lullaby my mother would sing to me and then to my children. I only remember a few, it’s a bit scary. Maybe that’s why I don’t remember too much. Here it goes… Entendez-vous dans la […]
July 1st, 2007
Liliane from Belgium is looking for the origins of a lullaby that her mom used to sing to her. She’s curious about the country, area it’s from and the possible author, if any. The name of the lullaby is Dans le chemin creux de la lande (In the Sunken Lane of the Moor). She told […]
May 3rd, 2007
We were recently fortunate enough to receive a selection of recordings of French kids songs, sung by a French music teacher, Tiphaine Woerth. Here’s a wonderful recording Tiphaine did of Ainsi Font, followed by the lyrics and an English translation. MP3 of Ainsi Font Ainsi font (French) Ainsi font, font, font Les petites marionnettes Ainsi […]
March 26th, 2007
Carol wrote to me: I am from Trinidad, but live in Canada. There is a lullaby that is sung to babies that goes “dodo petit popo”. Those are the only words I remember and now that I have a grandchild, I sing only those words, but I don’t remember the rest. Would you know it, […]
October 17th, 2005
A couple of weeks ago I posted the French lullaby Dodo, l’enfant do. Here is a lullaby from Belgium called Une Poule Blanche. It shares part of the 1st verse (the first four lines) with the French lullaby. The English translation is first, then the French version. Midi of Une poule blanche A White Hen […]
October 6th, 2005
Marie-Thérèse wrote me looking for a French lullaby… My maman used to sing a lullaby to me, and then to my children when they were born, that I want to remember all the words to, and sing now to my grandchildren. I wonder if you would know the lyrics? I know the first was Do […]
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