Translation Singable translation by R. H. Elkin

Le P'tit nid
Language: French (Français) 
Au Bois d'Ardennes,
Loin de Paris,
Sur un grand chêne
Y a un p'tit nid :
Ce nid de mousse
Est la maison,
Jolie et douce,
Des p'tits pinsons.

Comm’ la nichée 
A faim souvent,
Et qu’les bouchées 
Ne dur’nt pas longtemps, 
Maman Pinsonne 
Revient, avec 
Des mouch’s très bonnes 
Dans son p’tit bec ...

On se régale ; 
Quand c’est fini, 
Une cigale 
Chante près du nid:
Quel beau ramage ! 
Et sa chanson 
Endort, bien sages, 
Les p’tits pinsons.

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  • ENG English [singable] (R. H. Elkin) , "The little nest"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 24
Word count: 81

The little nest
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Out in the country,
Where life is best,
High in an oak-tree
Is a little nest:
Cosy and mossy
Home in the bough,
Six finches glossy
Live there just now.

As they are hungry, 
This little brood,
And they are always 
Begging for more food, 
Old mother Chaffinch 
Hunts for supplies 
And brings a beakful 
Of good fat flies....

They have a proper 
Dinner and tea;
Then a grasshopper 
Sings beneath the tree. 
Oh, what a concert! 
His lovely song 
Makes all our finches 
Sleepy ’ere long.

From the Grovlez score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 24
Word count: 87