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Charlotte Mason taught foreign language songs even before she started teaching solfa. Children of all ages can join in singing these songs together. Each song includes a video, written-out lyrics, and musical notation (where available).
These foreign language songs are made possible by the hard work and generosity of Dany Rosevear. The song lyrics and printed music may vary slightly from the linked videos. The translations are not exact. From Ms. Rosevear: “Literal translations do not always make sense to the English ear so these have been translated freely (very freely in some cases!) to complement the music and capture the spirit of each song.” All songs may be sung in English as well, although the foreign language version is much preferred.
- À Paris
- Au clair de la lune
- Au feu les pompiers
- Dans la forêt lointaine
- En passant par la Lorraine
- Jean de la Lune
- Rondin picotin
- Scions du bois
- Sur le pont d’Avignon
- Y’a un rat
This site has a long list of songs with audio examples (no lyrics, translations, or music notation provided).
Songs In French For Children, by Lucienne Vernay
French for Kids: Cha, Cha, Cha, by Lynn Véronneau
Available free for Amazon Prime members
Let’s Sing and Dance in French!
Chansons & comptines pour les tout-petits