Il était un petit navire

Il était un petit navire

There was once a little boat
This is a gentle French nursery rhyme for children with lots of repetition.  It is the first verse of a 16th Century French song with simple actions and a separate translation track available on iTunes to introduce the words:

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Read the lyrics and join in with the song or go to iTunes:

 

 


Actions
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Verse:  Sit in a pair, feet touching and holding hands, rocking back and forth to the tune in the.
Chorus:  Stop and raise a hand to look out for the boat at sea.

Verse:
Il était un petit navire
Il était un petit navire

Qui n’avait ja- ja- jamais navigué
Qui n’avait ja- ja- jamais navigué

Ohé, Ohé!

Chorus:
Ohé Ohé matelot,
matelot navigue sur les flots
Ohé, Ohé matelot,

matelot navigue sur les flots.

Translation:
There was a little boat
There was a little boat
Which had never sailed
Which had never sailed.

Ahoy, Ahoy sailor,
sailor sails upon the waves.
Ahoy, ahoy sailor,
sailor sails upon the waves.

For more free French song recordings go to:
A Green Mouse French Songs for Children


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