“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 - French

(Canadian folk song)

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tête (echo)
Et la tête (echo)
Alouette (echo)

…..Je te plumerai le bec (echo)
Et le bec (echo)
Et la tête (echo)
Alouette (echo)


Et le cou
Et le dos
Et les ailes
Et les pattes
Et la queue

English Translation - Lark

Lark, gentle lark
Lark, I shall pluck you
I shall pluck your head (echo)
And your head (echo)
Lark (echo)

…I shall pluck your beak (echo)
And your beak,
And your head,
And your neck
And your back
And your wings
And your feet
And your tail

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