Piano part from La Chanson de Grand-Père (Alain Jacques / Victor Hugo)

Song of Grandpa

2 minutes
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The translation given hereafter is only for the sake of the images as the words have been chosen by Victor Hugo for their rhymes and quirkiness to children’s delight.

Dance, little girls, All in a ring. Seeing you so nice The woods will laugh.

Dance, little queens All in a ring. The lovers under the ash-trees Will kiss each other.

Dance, little wild ones All in a ring. The books in the schools Will grumble.

Dance, little beauties All in a ring. The birds with their wings Will applaud.

Dance little fairies All in a ring. Dance, cornflowers on your head Dawn on your forehead.

Dance little women All in a ring. The gentlemen will say to the ladies Whatever they want.

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