by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow
As big as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tweedledum et Tweedledee", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-05-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

Tweedledum et Tweedledee
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Tweedledum et Tweedledee
Se mirent d'accord pour se battre ;
Car Tweedledum disait que Tweedledee
Avait abîmé son nouveau joli hochet.
Juste alors arriva en volant un monstrueux corbeau
Aussi gros qu'un tonneau de goudron,
Qui effraya tant les deux héros
Qu'ils oublièrent complètement leur querelles.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 46