Mama Lisa's World

French Kids Songs & Rhymes Ebook

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50+ songs, 200+ pages.

In this book we’ve gathered over 50 of France’s best-loved traditional children’s songs, presented in their original French language and with translations into English. Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who are immersed in the traditions and culture of France.

This book includes: 

  • French songs, rhymes, and carols
  • Each in the original language and with translations into English 
  • Commentary from ordinary people about what the songs have meant to their lives
  • Web links to recordings and sheet music 
  • Illustrations

You’ll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. 

These songs are still sung today, but many hark back to France’s rich history. A time when church bells were still used to tell the time, as in Frère Jacques. A romantic time when knights roamed the land looking for love, as in Compagnons de la Marjolaine. 

If you’re not a native you’ll have a chance to learn the songs that every French child knows and loves. 

At the end of each item in this book, there’s a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. 


French Kids Songs and Rhymes is produced by Mama Lisa's World, where we believe sharing our cultures will help bring the world closer together. At Mama Lisa's World we work with ordinary people around the globe to build a platform to preserve and exchange traditional culture.

We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! 


For a paperback version, please visit and search for "Mama Lisa's French Kid Songs & Rhymes".

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