Ah! Mon beau château

Lyrics - French

(Folk song from France)

Call
Ah ! Mon beau château !
Ma tant’, tire, lire, lire
Ah ! Mon beau château !
Ma tant’, tire, lire, lo.

Response
Le nôtre est plus beau,
Ma tant’, tire, lire, lire,
Le nôtre est plus beau,
Ma tant’, tire, lire, lo.

Call
Nous le détruirons…

Response
Comment ferez-vous ?…

Call
Nous prendrons vos filles…

Response
Laquell’ prendrez-vous ?…

Call
Celle que voici…

Response
Que lui donn’rez-vous ?…

Call
De jolis bijoux…

Response
Nous n’en voulons pas…

Translation – Oh! My beautiful castle

Call
Oh! My beautiful castle!
My aunt, teer, leer, leer (nonsense syllables)
Oh! My beautiful castle!
My aunt, teer, leer, lo (nonsense syllables)

Response
Ours is more beautiful,
My aunt, teer, leer, leer (nonsense syllables)
Ours is more beautiful,
My aunt, teer, leer, lo (nonsense syllables)

Call
We will destroy it…

Response
How will you do that?…

Call
We will take your girls…

Response
Which one will you take?…

Call
We will take this one…

Response
What will you give her?…

Call
Some beautiful jewels…

Response
We don’t want any…

Circle Game

Formation: Students stand in two circles, one larger than the other.

Each circle moves in the opposite direction while singing. The small circle sings the Call,  and the large circle sings the Response for each verse. The small circle keeps offering gifts (such as beautiful jewels). Add more verses offering more gifts. When the large circle accepts the gift, then one person from the large circle joins the small circle. Continue until the large circle becomes smaller than the other one. (source)

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