“Alouette” is a popular French Canadian children’s song originating in France about plucking the feathers from a lark, in retribution for being woken up by its song. (source)

Lyrics

Alouette, gentille Alouette – Lark, nice lark
Alouette, je te plumerai – Lark, I shall pluck you
Je te plumerai la tête – I shall pluck your head (echo)
Et la tête – And your head (echo)
Alouette – Lark (echo)
O-o-o-oh

…..Je te plumerai le bec – I shall pluck your beak (echo)
Et le bec (echo)
Et la tête (echo)
Alouette (echo)
O-o-o-oh

The song with the italicized phrase (a part of the bird) in each verse being substituted with a new one, with the previous items being recited at the end:

Et le cou – And your neck
Et le dos – And your back
Et les ailes – And your wings
Et les pattes – And your feet
Et la queue – And your tail

 

 

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