It sounds like it’s about someone taunting a bird… “Lark, nice lark… I’ll pluck out your feathers… I’ll pluck your eyes.. I’ll pluck your wings…” It sounds really cruel. Celebrate and describe them to the tune of an old chestnut with out of date lyrics. At first, I too was rather horrified, as from the literal English translation, it DOES sound as if they are taunting and threatening to do this to a live bird. French people think of it as being Canadian. 13 Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas. Yikes, hehe. "Alouette" (pronounced ) is a popular French-language Canadian children's song, commonly thought to be about plucking the feathers from a lark. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Et le bec, et le bec, I do not like the idea of being cruel to animals. I have the lark that is fluttering, I’ll pluck her feathers. Alouette je te plumerai How does cleaning game promote cruelty towards animals? That’s what’s wrong in the world can’t joke around anymore about anything because people have been so brainwashed that they don’t know how to laugh, joke around or have fun. Meaning of Alouette. Nous luy plumerons les ailles. Alouette je te plumerai If you were, you would must needs find something to eat in the wilderness which would include skinning it, or plucking it, pulling its eyeballs out and while you’re at it its brains, its guts, its anus, its nails…. Get off your high and mighty horse, use the brain you were born with and consider history. I would NEVER have taught my child this song. Je te plumerai le bec, Furthermore, you don’t pluck them – they’re far too small. Get a grip and go after those nut cases who actually harm animals for pleasure – not some children song! Although it is in French , it is well known among speakers of other languages; in this respect it is similar to " Frère Jacques ". That led to my Mother’s Father to start Drinking, and within a month time he developed a stomach Ulcer (as he could not live with such Broken Heart) that the Ulcer broke and he bleed all his life’s blood and die then and there leaving my Mother Orphaned at the age of 12. Alouette je te plumerai One way to make it light-hearted would be to change the lyrics. Words are powerful. Alouette je te plumerai. et les yeux Haut la jambe! The song is sung in the exact steps one goes through to prepare dinner. Alouette je te plumerai Haut le pied! well then. Not a scratch, chest full of Medals and all there mentally and physically! ah ! Alouette je te plumerai et la tete I was DYING laughing!!! I sing this song with my group Les Fils du Voyageur, which specializes in folk music of French Canada, and I have done extensive research on our repertoire. Je te plumerai la tête, Thanks Mama Lisa (never too old to learn). I think you have to consider the song in context, which means considering how it must have been when people killed, plucked and prepared lark to eat. Monique wrote, “This reference to larks being cooked and eaten can also be found in the circle game song ‘Bonjour Guillaume’. They were delicious! Others made sense as well and still others find the need to clutter the internet with the stench of their virtue signalling. et les yeux I suspect the origins of this song began during the French Revolution as the nobility were being guillotined (executed). et les yeux et la tete If you would rather send it through another method or have a question, please contact me by email ( or by google voice (781-951-4511) and I will provide an alternative … The people complaining about it are ridiculous. or the English translation. We will then pluck off her wings. More likely it was sung in a masculine way. This article was posted I remember learning this song in Primary along with a few others. I sang it to my kids, who all grew up to be fine people in spite of it. Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Vol. I rather know the bird is alive and happy in the end. Give them a break for making a song that the kids could sing to help to do their chore. Alouette, gentille Alouette O-o-o-o-oh, Alouette, gentille Alouette The cruelty of the song is evident when translated. je te plumerai les pattes I am a Vegetarian, but have no problem with people killing animals to provide food on the table. In the end the only thing that helps her to speak French is this song. J’ay l’alouette qui volette, Je la plumeray. I hate this song. ah ! This is reality. Thank you for posting the history behind this song. Know i’m late to the posting party on this, lol. why would ya wanna eat a puny little bird like a lark don’t they have kfc in french land. There are good things for sure, but seriously, read something old. I am offended by Kia. Ah! I’ll pluck your eyes et le cou Plucking birds & chickens in the old days was a child’s work. Some of them were pretty grisly too, as are MANY Nursery Rhymes, if you know the history on them. I know I have always learned everything by song much faster and easier than by wrote. et le bec For all you vegetarians it has been proved that plants feel when we cut them down so you are no better than anyone else. well it’s 2020 and we all gonna ded from coronavirus so i guess it doesnt really matter anyways. THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY. In my later years I have now eaten plenty small pigeons cos I have a hunter cousin. We have been so removed from the process of this that any reference to it has become evil. I think it’s a really pretty song, but it is also hilarious. on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 4:16 pm and is filed under Alouette, Canada, Canadian Children's Songs, Children's Songs, Countries & Cultures, English, France, French, French Kids Songs, Languages, Mama Lisa, United Kingdom, USA. et le cou No problem with this vegetarian here. Ah ! So, while I no longer find it repulsive& can laud it for teaching the body parts of many different animals in latter verses, not just the Lark, but as an American speaker I’d rather sing it in French just for the catchy tune, as in English, it does still leave me a bit unsettled. 1965 Renault Alouette 800 in Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres, 1971 . Truly the French are Romantics at Heart. Alouette je te plumerai So lighten up buttercup life is like a breeze…. et les ailes some of you guys are freaking babies i’m pretty sure most of you are a adults so act like one yes it may sound like a cruel song but face it, thats where most of the meat you eat comes from. et les yeux The official home of Kidsongs - the award winning video, music and television series is available here on DVD, CD and for Download. ... and "Sparklegirl". Alouette je te plumerai Nous luy plumerons la teste. How about all the violent video games…same outrage? et le cou Although the great folklorist Marius Barbeau suspected the song may have had origins in France, My gosh, After I read the song I was laughing so hard! This article is making me hungry now that I know the translations. J’ay l’alouette qui volette, Je la plumeray. ah ! My Mother’s Father was French/French so I’m just a quarter of it now! Ah ! P.S. look inside. Life is radically different these days. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. My married last name is Lalouette! This is actually a great song to teach to children. So I taught him this song at the weekend so he caught tell his teacher. It’s quite plastic. And don’t forget to ask me what my Middle Name really is? Alternative Keys (all shown in Concert Pitch) This piece is also available in the following transpositions: ... Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. Now we see it’s really not! et le bec Alouette, Alouette et le bec It’s a childrens song, but to teach french, by naming all the different parts of the body in french. Following up the success of his November single “Break My Heart,” “Tryin” gives fans a glimpse into Ricky’s next full length project, SSDD, out soon. Find your perfect arrangement and access a variety of transpositions so you can print and play instantly, anywhere. From the document by Frank Dobbins of Montreal University mentioned above: “Here is the whole poem by Nicolas Millot as displayed in ‘Le Roy and Ballard’ collection in 1578:”. 63 pages. Alouette, gentille Alouette Just sayin’. Last thing, there are parts of the world right this minute where people have to do this daily if not weekly or bi-weekly so they can get some protein.