French Handclapping Song called X. A. X. B.

Here’s a nice, simple hand clapping song that the kids in France do. The lyrics are spelled exactly the same in French and English, although they are pronounced differently.

In French, you can hear a play on the word “alphabet” and the sound of the letter “b”. This is because in French, the word “alphabet” ends with the “bay” sound and the letter “b” sounds like “bay”. You can hear this play on sounds in the recording below…

MP3 of X. A. X. B.

X. A. X. B.

Alphabet,
X X A A
X X B B
X A X B
X alphabet.

Many thanks to some girls from Monique Palomares’ school for singing this song for us and to Monique for recording them!

Merci beaucoup!

Mama Lisa

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