Mon âne

Mon âne

My donkey
Mon Âne is a French action song for children about a donkey which tells children that ‘my donkey’ (mon âne) is not feeling well.  For example, it has a headache, a stomach ache and sore ears:
Mal à la tête  –  headache
mal aux oreilles  –  Sore ears
mal à l’estomac  –  tummy ache
Each new verse introduces another part of the body that is hurting, but this simple recording focusses on the chorus and repeats of the first verse about the donkey’s headache to help young children to learn the tune and join in:
Mal à la tête!

image for French song Mon Âne

Read the words and join in with the song or go to iTunes where there is also a separate English translation track:

 

 

Mon âne, mon âne
a bien mal à sa tête,

Madame lui fait faire
un bonnet pour sa fête.

Un bonnet pour sa fête.

Et des souliers vernis, oui-da
Et des souliers vernis.

Et des souliers vernis, oui-da
Et des souliers vernis.

(Oui-da = is old-fashioned French and means “Of course, yes”)

The sound track repeats this verse several times.

Translation:
My donkey, my donkey,
really has a headache,

Madame has a bonnet made for his party.
A bonnet for his party

And some patent shoes …
And some patent shoes.
And some patent shoes …
And some patent shoes.

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


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