Il était une bergère


Info

This song originates in the 18th century. (source)


Lyrics

1. Il était un’ bergère,
Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon;
Il était un’ bergère,
Qui gardait ses moutons,
Ron, ron,
Qui gardait ses moutons.

2. Elle fit un fromage,
Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon;
Elle fit un fromage,
Du lait de ses moutons,
Ron, ron,
Du lait de ses moutons.

3. Le chat qui la regarde,
Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon
Le chat qui la regarde,
D’un petit air fripon,
Ron, ron,
D’un petit air fripon.

4. « Si tu y mets la patte,
Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon;
Si tu y mets la patte,
Tu auras du bâton,
Ron, ron,
Tu auras du bâton. »

5. Il n’y mit pas la patte,
Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon;
Il n’y mit pas la patte,
Il y mit le menton,
Ron, ron,
Il y mit le menton.

Translation

1. There was (once) a shepherdess
Et ron ron ron petit patapon
There was (once) a shepherdess
Who was keeping (kept) her sheep,
Who was keeping her sheep.

2. She made a (round of) cheese
From the milk of her sheep.

3. And there’s the cat looking at her
With a sly little air.

4. If you stick your paw in it,
You’ll get some caning.

5. He didn’t stick his paw in it,
He stuck his chin (his whole head) in it.
(source)


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  • MIDI file
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