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Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux

RS 16 Jul 97 - 12:36 AM
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Subject: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
From: RS
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 12:36 AM

Looking for the rest of the lyrics to this French folk song that I learned in kindergarten or nursery school.

As I recall one verse went - "Mama les p'tits bateaux qui vont sur l'eau, ont-ils des jambes? Mais oui ma p'tit chouxfleur, si ils n'ent avaient pas, ils ne marcheront pas".

[Translation: Mama the little boats that go on the water do they have legs? But yes my little cabbage (affectionate term for a child, as in English people may say "my little pumpkin"), if they didn't have them, they couldn't walk (or go).]

If you don't have the song itself, any ideas where I could look? (French folk websites, Quebec sites, etc.?)

Thanks muchly -


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Subject: RE: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
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Date: 16 Jul 97 - 06:13 AM

go here

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
From: RS
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 08:50 PM

Amazing!!! Many thanks!!!

How did you find that site???


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Subject: RE: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 05:18 AM

by entering the phrase "les petits bateaux" in the DOGPILE search machine (using ALTA VISTA also would have brought the site) Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mama Les P'tits Bateaux - Lyric Request
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Date: 17 Jul 97 - 07:30 AM

I'm wrong with AltaVista. Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAMAN, LES P'TITS BATEAUX
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Mar 08 - 10:19 PM

From paroles.net:

Maman les p'tits bateaux
Qui vont sur l'eau
Ont-ils des jambes?
Mais non, mon gros bÍta
S'ils en avaient, ils marcheraient!

Maman les p'tits bateaux
Qui vont sur l'eau
Ont-ils une ‚me?
Mais oui, mon gros bÍta
S'ils n'en n'avaient pas, ils n'avanceraient pas!

Vas quand tu seras grand
Tu feras le tour du monde
Pour lutter vaillement contre le vent et la mer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
From: Q
Date: 13 Mar 08 - 10:47 PM

Most French and many French Canadian popular songs may be found at paroles.net, unless copyright holders have protested. An important resource.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
From: Monique
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 03:19 AM

You have a longer version here and the music plays when you open the page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
From: Monique
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 04:01 AM

PS: we used to add a naughty verse in case you'd be interested...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 04:16 AM

I suppose it explains a lot- all Nelson had to do at Trafalgar was shoot at their legs. What about this "naughty" verse then?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maman Les P'tits Bateaux
From: Monique
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 08:57 AM

It went (well, I suppose it still goes)
"Maman les p'tits Chinois
Qui chient des noix
Est-ce qu'ils en mangent
Mais oui mon gros bÍta
S'ils n'en mangeaient pas
Ils n'en chieraient pas"

Literal translation:
"Mommy the little Chinese / who shit nuts / do they eat any? / Of course / my big silly one / if they didn't eat any / they wouldn't shit any."


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