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Thread #25871   Message #307227
Posted By: Bud Savoie
28-Sep-00 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sur le Pont d'Avignon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Sur Le Pont D'Avignon'
Mrrzy, as a kid, I learned it "L'on y danse" and "tout",not "tous" en rond. I could be way off on this, but I have the impression that the way I learned it is the Canadian way. Our French is a bit different from our European cousins.

Alphonse Daudet wrote it: "Il faut qu'il danse," which I think plays heck with the meter. But Daudet actually lived there, so maybe this is the indigenous way.

And I know of no standard dance to the tune.