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Thread #2275   Message #8775
Posted By: RS
16-Jul-97 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
Subject: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
Looking for the rest of the lyrics to this French folk song that I learned in kindergarten or nursery school.

As I recall one verse went - "Mama les p'tits bateaux qui vont sur l'eau, ont-ils des jambes? Mais oui ma p'tit chouxfleur, si ils n'ent avaient pas, ils ne marcheront pas".

[Translation: Mama the little boats that go on the water do they have legs? But yes my little cabbage (affectionate term for a child, as in English people may say "my little pumpkin"), if they didn't have them, they couldn't walk (or go).]

If you don't have the song itself, any ideas where I could look? (French folk websites, Quebec sites, etc.?)

Thanks muchly -