Game Songs of French Canada

Game Songs of French Canada

Various Artists FW07214 / FC 7214

Arranged by Madame Jean-Louise Audet, educator and director of L’Ecole de Phonétique et Diction in Montreal, and interpreted by a group of young French–Canadian students, this album is a rich collection of popular French–Canadian children’s play songs which feature repetition, rhythm, dances, and other calls to action.

Liner notes provide lyrics in French and English and dance instruction.

"Allo, Monsieur! French Canadian Children’s Songs"

Year Released 1956
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) Canada
Culture Group(s) French Canadian
Language(s) French
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile

Download Liner Notes

101 A la Claire Fontaine! Ah! Tu Danses Bien, Madeleine! n/a 0:49
102 Trois Canards (Three Ducks) n/a 1:20
103 Salade, Salade! - Game Song n/a 1:01
104 Lá-Haut, Sur la Montagne (Up on the Mountain) n/a 1:19
105 Belle Pomme d'Or (Beautiful Golden Apple) n/a 0:25
106 Trois Fois Passera (Bridge-Song) n/a 1:24
107 A la Peche aux Moules (Fishing Mussels) n/a 0:56
108 Les Gars de Lochmine n/a 1:56
109 Promenons-Nous dans le Bois (The Wolf Song) - Singing Game n/a 1:05
110 Allo, Monsieur (Recto-Tono Song) n/a 0:53
111 Un P'tit Moulin sur la Rivière (A Little Wind Mill on the River) n/a 2:08
201 Nous n'Irons Plus Au Bois: Vieille Ronde Francaise n/a 1:50
202 J'ai un Beau Château (I Have a Nice Castle) n/a 1:32
203 Le P'tit Avocat (The Little Lawyer) - Dramatized Song n/a 2:42
204 J'ai Tant Sauté, J'ai Tant Dansé! (I've Danced so Much, I've Torn My Shoe) n/a 1:37
205 Un Éléphant, Ça Trompe - March Song. School Version n/a 1:10
206 Le Jeu de la Corde - Rope Game n/a 1:05
207 Le Bal Chez Boulé (Hop at Uncle's Boule) - A Country Dance n/a 1:30
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