J’entends le moulin

Lyrics - French

(Canadian folk song)

1. J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
Mon père a fait bâtir maison,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
L’a fait bâtir à trois pignons.
Tique, taque, tique, taque.
J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.

2. J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
Sont trois charpentiers qui la font,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
Le plus jeune c’est mon mignon.
Tique, taque, tique, taque.
J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.

3. J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
Qu’apportes-tu, mon p’tit fripon?
J’entends le moulin, taque.
C’est un pâté de trois pigeons.
Tique, taque, tique, taque.
J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.

4. J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.
Asseyons-nous et le mangeons.
J’entends le moulin, taque
En s’asseyant il fit un bond.
Tique, taque, tique, taque.
J’entends le moulin, tique, tique, taque,
J’entends le moulin, taque.

English Translation – I Hear the Mill Wheel

1. I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.
My father built a house,
I hear the mill, tock.
Had it built with three gables.
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.

2. I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.
Are three carpenters who make it,
I hear the mill, tock.
The youngest is the cute one.
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.

3. I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.
What are you bringing, my little rascal?
I hear the mill, tock.
It’s a pie of three pigeons.
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.

4. I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.
Let’s sit down and eat it.
I hear the mill, tock
As he sat down he jumped up.
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
I hear the mill, tick, tick, tick,
I hear the mill, tock.

See also

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

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2 thoughts on “J’entends le moulin”

  1. This is wonderful.
    I’m doing a family history about my 7th great grandfather who was a miller in New France in the 17th century.
    This is great! I’m going to use some of these lyrics in our family history.
    Would love to get some background on this and the other song “Meunier tu dor”.
    Thank you

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