Translation Singable translation by R. H. Elkin

Eh! Bonjour Madame Tartine
Language: French (Français) 
Eh ! bonjour, madame Tartine,
Vendez-vous des macarons ?
Dans votre palais de farine
J'viens ach'ter des p'tits marrons ...
Je les vends un,
Je les vends deux,
Je les vends trois,
Je les vends quatr',
Je les vends cinq sous la douzaine,
Ton ton, ton ton, ton taine!

Eh ! bonjour, madame Tartine, 
Vendez-vous des p’tits oignons ? 
Dans votre palais de farine, 
J’viens ach’ter des p’tits pigeons.
Je les vends un, etc.

Eh ! bonjour, madame Tartine, 
Vendez-vous des p’tits garçons? 
Dans votre palais de farine, 
J’viens ach’ter un petit blond.
Je les vends un, etc.

Eh ! bonsoir, madame Tartine, 
C’est trop cher, vos p’tits fripons : 
Gardez les dans votre cuisine,
Et fait’s en des marmitons. 
Gardez-en un,
Gardez-en deux,
Gardez-en trois,
Gardez-en quatr'!
Gardez bien toute la douzaine, 
Ton ton, ton ton, ton taine!

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  • ENG English [singable] (R. H. Elkin) , "Oh! Good morning, Miss Bread‑and‑Butter"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 30
Word count: 139

Oh! Good morning, Miss Bread‑and‑Butter
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Oh! Good morning, Miss Bread-and-Butter,
What have you today for sale?
I should like to buy some nice chestnuts,
If I see they are not stale.
They will cost one,
They will cost two,
They will cost three,
They will cost four
And they will cost five pence the dozen,
Folderol, folderoodle deray!

Oh! good morning, Miss Bread-and-Butter, 
What have you for sale today?
I should like to buy some wee pigeons,
If they will not fly away.
They will cost one, etc.

Oh! good morning, Miss Bread-and-Butter, 
Are you selling little boys?
I should like to buy a nice fat one,
Who can make a jolly noise!
He will cost one, etc.

Well! good morning, Miss Bread-and-Butter, 
All your wares are much too dear,
They had better stay in your kitchen 
And be little cooks, I fear.
You may keep one,
You may keep two,
You may keep three,
You may keep four,
And you may keep all the whole dozen, 
Folderol, folderoodle deray!

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: 30
Word count: 165