Bonhomme! Bonhomme!

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This song dates back to the early 17th century. (source) This is the theme song for the Quebec City winter carnival held every February (source).

Lyrics - French

(Canadian folk song)

Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Sais-tu jouer de ce violon là?
Sais-tu jouer de ce violon là?
Zing, zing, zing de ce violon là?

Refrain
Bonhomme!
Tu n’es pas maître dans ta maison
Quand nous y sommes.

Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Sais-tu jouer de cette flûte là?
Sais-tu jouer de cette flûte là?
Flûte, flûte de cette flûte là?
Zing, zing, zing de ce violon là? Refrain

Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Sais-tu jouer de ce tambour là?
Sais-tu jouer de ce tambour là?
Boum, boum, boum de ce tambour là?
Flûte, flûte de cette flûte là?
Zing, zing, zing de ce violon là? Refrain

Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Bonhomme, bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Sais-tu jouer de ce cornet là?
Sais-tu jouer de ce cornet là?
Taratata de ce cornet là?
Boum, boum, boum de ce tambour là?
Flûte, flûte de cette flûte là?
Zing, zing, zing de ce violon là? Refrain

English Translation – Man! Man!

Man, man, do you know how to play?
Man, man, do you know how to play?
Do you know how to play that violin?
Do you know how to play that violin?
Zing, zing, zing of that violin there?

Refrain
Man! Man!
You are not the master in your house
When we are there.

Man, man, do you know how to play?
Man, man, do you know how to play?
Do you know how to play that flute?
Do you know how to play that flute?
Flute, flute of that flute?
Zing, zing, zing of that violin there? Refrain

Man, man, do you know how to play?
Man, man, do you know how to play?
Do you know how to play that drum?
Do you know how to play that drum?
Boom, boom, boom from that drum?
Flute, flute of that flute?
Zing, zing, zing of that violin there? Refrain

Man, man, do you know how to play?
Man, man, do you know how to play?
Do you know how to play this cornet?
Do you know how to play this cornet?
Taratata of this cornet there?
Boom, boom, boom from that drum?
Flute, flute of that flute?
Zing, zing, zing of that violin there? Refrain

See also

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  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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