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Chansons du printemps

This is our playlist for spring, to which we dance, sing along, play and enjoy our meal times. We were also hoping that it would motivate “le soleil” to come out a little more often:-)

Danse pour un petit poussin 

 

Papillon volé (A song from Guadeloupe about a butterfly that flies) 

 

L’hirondelle et le papillon 

 

And for those of us who are fans of Jacques Brel, here is his beautiful song about Spring “Au Printemps” 

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L’hirondelle et le papillon

“C’est le printemps!” (It’s Spring!) It’s been gray and gloomy for so long that the last couple days of sunshine have transported me to the caribbean and we seem to be rocking to quite a few island tunes lately. But we are veering back to more traditional tunes with this beautiful song by Henri Dès about a “papillon” (butterfly) who has just come out of its cocoon and is about to get eaten by “une hirondelle” (a swallow). However the singer does not want the beautiful butterfly to suffer such an unfortunate fate and rewrites the song a couple of times until he finds a satisfactory ending. After all, let the swallow eat “les mouches” (flies) “et les araignées” (spiders) instead.

L’hirondelle et le papillon

L'hirondelle et le papillon