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The Lion and the Unicorn

Language: English

The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:
The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town.
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown:
Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town.


Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le lion et la licorne", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-05-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
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Le lion et la licorne

Language: French (Français) after the English

Le lion et la licorne se battaient pour la couronne ;
Le lion frappa la licorne tout autour de la ville.
On leur donna du pain blanc, on leur donna du pain brun,
On leur donna du gâteau et on les chassa de la ville au son du tambour.


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  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-27.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:11:55
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